List of Once Upon a Time characters

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The characters of the ABC show Once Upon a Time are related to classic fairy tale and fantasy characters, and often tie-in with other Disney media properties. In addition to main and recurring cast, there have also been many minor characters introduced in the series.

Once Upon A Time[edit]

Character duration[edit]

Characters are listed in title credit order (alphabetically), and then by duration.

Actor/Actress Character Appearances
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5
Jennifer Morrison Emma Swan Main
Ginnifer Goodwin Mary Margaret Blanchard Main
Lana Parrilla Regina Mills Main
Josh Dallas David Nolan Main
Jared S. Gilmore Henry Mills Main
Robert Carlyle Mr. Gold Main
Raphael Sbarge Archie Hopper Main Recurring
Jamie Dornan Graham Humbert Main Recurring
Eion Bailey August W. Booth Main Recurring Recurring
Meghan Ory Ruby Lucas Recurring Main Recurring Recurring
Emilie de Ravin Belle Gold Recurring Main
Colin O'Donoghue Killian Jones ("Hook") Main
Michael Raymond-James Neal Cassidy Recurring Main
Michael Socha Will Scarlet Main
Sean Maguire Robin Hood Recurring Main
Rebecca Mader Zelena Recurring Main

Primary Characters[edit]

Characters are listed in title credit order (alphabetically), and then by duration. Characters not born from the Land Without Magic are listed in the "Land With Magic Character" column.

Land With Magic Character Land Without Magic Character Actor/Actress Regular Recurring/Guest Star Appearances Status
Emma Swan N/A Jennifer Morrison (adult)
Abby Ross (teen)
Mckenna Grace (child)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 88[1] Alive
Emma Swan is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, sister to Prince Neal and the mother of Henry Mills. She is often referred as The Saviour. Emma previously had a relationship with Neal Cassidy, Henry’s father. Currently, her love interest is Captain Hook, also known as Killian Jones. She later sacrificed herself to save Regina from the Darkness, making her the Dark One. This was later reverted.
Snow White Mary Margaret Blanchard Ginnifer Goodwin (adult)
Bailee Madison (child)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 87[2] Alive
Snow White is the daughter of King Leopold and Queen Eva, and later stepdaughter of the Evil Queen Regina.[3][4] She is the true love of Prince Charming, mother of Emma Swan and Prince Neal, and grandmother of Emma's son Henry. In Storybrooke, she appears as Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Mills' teacher at Storybrooke Elementary School.[3]
Regina Mills/Evil Queen N/A Lana Parrilla 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 86[5] Alive
Regina Mills is the daughter of Cora and Henry Mills. She is also the half-sister of Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West and later the step-mother of Snow White. Out of anger after the death of her lover and seeking revenge upon Snow White, she became the Evil Queen.[4][6] In Storybrooke, she's known as the Mayor and adopted mother of Emma Swan's son, Henry Mills.[3]
Prince "Charming" David[7] David Nolan Josh Dallas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 85[8] Alive
Prince "Charming" David is the true love of Snow White, as well as the father of their daughter Emma Swan and son Prince Neal, and grandfather of Henry. In Storybrooke, he first appears as a John Doe, who has gone unidentified for years.[3] He awakens after Mary Margaret reads him their story. He reunites with his wife Kathryn, and is identified as David Nolan.[9]
N/A Henry Mills Jared S. Gilmore 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 84[10] Alive
Henry Mills is Emma Swan and Neal Cassidy's son, whom she gave up for adoption after giving birth following her release from jail.[3][11] He is also Snow White, Prince Charming and Rumplestiltskin's grandson, and the great-grandson of the latter's father's alias Peter Pan. He is adopted by Regina Mills, after Mr. Gold procures him, naming him after her late father. Some time later, Henry becomes the Author, succeeding Isaac Heller, but has so far chosen not to use the powers associated with the title.
Rumplestiltskin Mr. Gold Robert Carlyle (adult)
Wyatt Oleff (child)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 N/A 79[12] Alive
Rumplestiltskin is a whimsical yet sinister sorcerer who delights in making devilish deals with desperate people, warning them "all magic comes with a price".[13] He is also known as the Dark One. He is the true love of Belle, father to Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, and grandfather to his and Emma Swan's biological son Henry. In Storybrooke, he is Mr. Gold, the owner of a pawn shop and the town's wealthiest resident.
Jiminy Cricket Dr. Archibald "Archie" Hopper Raphael Sbarge (adult)
Morgan Roff (teenager)
Adam Young (child)
1 2, 3, 4 24[14] Alive
Jiminy Cricket is the son of con artists who desires to live an honest life, but is too weak-willed to leave his family.

In the Enchanted Forest, he receives a potion from Rumplestiltskin that will free him from his parents but inadvertently gives it to a young couple, transforming the pair into puppets. He wishes on a star in the hopes that the couple will be transformed back. The Blue Fairy appears and tells him that she cannot undo Rumplestiltskin's work. To make things right, she transforms him into a cricket so that he can be free from his parents and guide the couple's son Geppetto.[13] He was transported to Storybrooke when Regina cast her curse.

In Storybrooke, he is Dr. Archibald "Archie" Hopper, the town's psychotherapist.[3] He is good friends with Marco. Archie is asked by Regina Mills to convince her adopted son Henry that his ideas about the curse are false.[15] Although it violates his conscience, he initially complies with her demands. Archie confides to Henry that he wants to be free, standing up to Regina and threatening to declare her an unfit mother if she continues to interfere with his sessions.[13] Emma later breaks the curse and he regains his memories as Jiminy.[16] Regina's mother Cora later assumes the form of her daughter and abducts Archie while disguising an unspecified person she killed as his body. He is later found by Belle on Captain Hook's ship, from which he is rescued.[17]

Huntsman Sheriff Graham Humbert Jamie Dornan 1 2 9[18] Deceased
Jamie Dornan
The Huntsman is a nameless hunter who is a solitary recluse.

In the Enchanted Forest, he is raised by wolves. He considers the wolves to be his true family, and is greatly saddened by the deaths of animals. He is considered by the Evil Queen Regina the perfect assassin, and is hired to kill Snow White, though he spares her for selflessness. When he offers the Queen a stag's heart instead, she realizes she has been tricked and tears out the Huntsman's heart, keeping it in her vault and using it to make him her slave.[19] When Prince Charming is led to his execution, the Huntsman helps him escape. The Prince asks him to assist him, but he states he cannot leave and not to let the sacrifice of his heart be in vain.[20] He was transported to Storybrooke when Regina cast her curse.

In Storybrooke, he is Sheriff Graham Humbert, the town's handsome and level-headed police officer.[3] In the earlier parts of Storybrooke, Sheriff Graham helps Regina Mills in preventing Owen and Kurt Flynn from leaving town. When Emma Swan arrives, he is one of the few residents who go against Regina, making her his deputy.[13][15] He and Emma are attracted to each other, though he has a secret sexual relationship with Regina,[13][15] which Emma later discovers, feeling betrayed and disgusted.[21] As he experiences flashbacks of his previous life, he seeks advice from Henry Mills, who tells him of his story. After Graham is unable to locate his heart, he ends his relationship with Regina and starts a new relationship with Emma, regaining his lost memories in the process. However, Regina crushes his heart and he dies in Emma's arms, shortly after thanking Emma for helping him remember who he truly was.[19]

Pinocchio August Wayne Booth Eion Bailey (August)
Jakob Davies (Pinocchio)
1 1, 2, 4 21[22] Alive
Eion Bailey
Pinocchio is a puppet that Geppetto carved from an enchanted tree.

In the Enchanted Forest, as a boy, he gives his life to save Geppetto from drowning, though the Blue Fairy restores him into a real boy, promising that the spell will hold if he is selfless, brave and truthful. Later, the Blue Fairy asks Geppetto to form a magical wardrobe to save the pregnant Snow White and Prince Charming from the Evil Queen's curse. However, the curse will send the inhabitants to a land without magic, and Pinocchio would be at risk of being transformed back into a puppet. Snow gives birth to Emma and Geppetto sends his son through the wardrobe, telling him to protect the child and get her to break the curse.

After transporting, Pinocchio finds Emma, and they live in an orphanage until he leaves Emma to run away with other members of the home.[23] Seventeen years later, Pinocchio, now known as August Wayne Booth travels to Portland and confronts Neal Cassidy, a thief who falls in love with an older Emma. He convinces him to leave Emma to allow her to fulfill her destiny. After Emma is arrested for possession of stolen items, he informs Neal of Emma's sentencing and later when the curse is broken.[24] August enters Storybrooke upon Emma's arrival to the town,[11] attempting to convince her of the curse's reality.[16] He informs Mr. Gold and Emma that he is deathly ill and needs magic, though her denial refuses to see his condition.[23] When Emma realizes the curse's reality, she visits August for help, though he completely turns to wood.[20] After the curse is broken, Mary Margaret finds August hiding in the woods, ashamed of the mistakes that he has made. He is later found by Tamara and offered a potion that will keep him human forever if he leaves Storybrooke. Upon realizing that Tamara intends to bring harm to the Storybrooke citizens, August attempts to warn Emma, but is fatally wounded by Tamara. However, it is determined that August's actions were selfless, brave, and true and Mother Superior restores him to his original form of a seven-year-old Pinocchio.[25] He was transported back to the Enchanted Forest when Regina undid her curse and later transported back to Storybrooke when the curse was cast again.

Mr. Gold later uses Pinocchio in his plan to find the author of Henry Mills' story book in order to get the villains their happy endings. Transforming him into August once more, he reluctantly informs Gold of his findings, explaining that the author is in Storybrooke. After he is freed, he reveals to Regina Mills that the author is in fact within the book itself.

Red Lucas/Red Riding Hood/Wolf Ruby Meghan Ory 2 1, 3, 5 34[26] Alive
Meghan Ory
Red Lucas, also known as Red Riding Hood is a young woman who is also a Wolf. Her name derives from the red cloak that prevents her transformation.

In the Enchanted Forest, Red meets Snow White during the latter's fleeing from King George. The two work together to attempt to kill a wolf that is terrorizing the area, gradually leading them to believe it is Peter, Red's lover. However, Red soon discovers she is in fact the wolf, and inadvertently kills Peter.[27] During her later travels with Snow, she discovers a society of werewolves, including her supposed mother, Anita. Red learns to control her wolf transformation, but when Anita plans to kill Snow in a revenge attack, she is accidentally impaled by Red in wolf form.[16] She is transported to Storybrooke when the Evil Queen cast her curse.

In Storybrooke, she is Ruby, a rebellious young woman who wants to leave town but is held back by her grandmother's ill health.[3][27] She works at Granny's Diner as a waitress,[28][29] though her relationship with her grandmother is strained, as she disapproves of her behavior and provocative attire.[3][27] Ruby later tires of responsibility, quitting her job, and becoming Sheriff Emma Swan's assistant. Due to her tracking skills inherited from the wolf's curse, she manages to discover a buried box containing a human heart. Horrified, she decides to resume working at Granny's, and as a result of her new-found maturity, she adopts a more mature image. When Emma breaks the curse, Ruby's memories are returned and she reunites with her family and friends.[24] Her wolf abilities remain, and on the first full moon since the curse is broken, Ruby transforms. An apparent wolf murder of Billy is discovered, though an investigation reveals that Albert Spencer killed him in an attempt to frame her. Following comfort by David, she remembers self-control as a wolf and goes for a run in the woods. She was transported back to the Enchanted Forest when Regina undid her curse and transported back to Storybrooke when the curse was cast again.

Following the birth of Mary Margaret's son Neal, Ruby talked with Mary Margaret where she mentioned how Anton has been working to regrow the Magic Beans. While using one of them, Ruby went to DunBroch where she met the local witch in order to see if there are other werewolves like her. This encounter left Ruby trapped in wolf form until Mulan restores her to normal. Ruby later helped Mulan and Merida when it came to fighting King Arthur and Zelena to keep them from obtaining a Magic Helm which ended with the other clans arriving to drive them off. After paying their respects at King Fergus' grave, Ruby leaves with Mulan to find other werewolves like her.

Belle Lacey Emilie de Ravin 2, 3, 4, 5 1 52[30] Alive
Belle is the daughter of Sir Maurice and his wife Colette. She is true love of Rumplestiltskin. In Storybrooke, Belle is kept beneath the town's hospital for 28 years by Regina.[31] She is later released by Jefferson and finds Mr. Gold, professing her love for him when the curse is broken and standing beside him as he brings magic to Storybrooke.[20] Belle later "remembers" her cursed self as a scantily-clad barfly named Lacey, who encourages the darker urges in Gold. Gold later finds a potion that returns her original identity, after which she does not use the name "Lacey".
Killian Jones/Captain Hook N/A Colin O'Donoghue (adult)
Oliver Bell (child)
2, 3, 4, 5 N/A [32] 59[33] Deceased
Killian Jones, is a pirate who formerly worked for a King with his brother Liam. In a fight, Rumplestiltskin cuts off Jones' hand, which he replaces with a hook, thus receiving his alias as Captain Hook. His character is constantly batteling his inner demons to became a better man. He is Emma's true love.
Baelfire Neal Cassidy Michael Raymond-James (adult)
Dylan Schmid (teenager)
Sebastian Wilkinson (child)
3 1, 2 29[34] Deceased
Michael Raymond-James
Baelfire, often abbreviated as "Bae", is the son of Rumplestiltskin. As a child, Baelfire lives with his father after his mother Milah leaves. Rumplestiltskin prevents him from fighting in the ogre wars by becoming the Dark One. At one point Bae heads the call of the Pied Piper, also known as Peter Pan, but before he leaves and joins the lost boys Rumplestiltskin comes upon them. Rumplestiltskin uses his magic to ensure Bae returns but Bae says he wishes his father would have trusted him to come back. Bae is scared of his father's powers and obtains a magic bean that will take them to a world without magic. However, Rumplestiltskin is too afraid to lose his powers and Bae is forced to use the portal alone. However, instead of the Land Without Magic, he ends up in London, England and later adopted by the Darling family. After Bae learns they are being stalked by a mysterious shadow, he protects the family by sacrificing himself and being taken to Neverland. En route, Bae escapes and is rescued by Captain Hook, later learning that his mother, Milah, was in love with him, which resulted in his abandonment and her death. Bae wishes to be returned to the Darlings, but is captured by the Lost Boys.

After a number of unspecified adventures, Bae ends up in the Land Without Magic during the 20th century, taking on the identity of Neal Cassidy. In Portland, he meets Emma Swan with whom he falls in love. The two plan to run away until Neal is accosted by August Booth, who forces him to leave Emma to fulfill her destiny; Emma is arrested for possession of stolen watches. In Storybrooke, Mr. Gold and Emma track his son to Manhattan, and his true identity is revealed to Emma, while Neal discovers the two have a son, Henry.[35] Neal reluctantly returns to Storybrooke with his father, for Henry and Emma's sake, inviting his fiancée Tamara, though it is revealed she is working with Greg Mendell to destroy Storybrooke. After this discovery, Neal is shot by Tamara and falls through a portal to the Enchanted Forest.[36] After Neal discovers Emma is in Neverland,[37] he uses the Shadow to travel there, rescuing Henry from his sinister grandfather, Peter Pan, and returning to Storybrooke.[38] When Regina undid her curse, Neal is transported back to the Enchanted Forest.[39]

In the Enchanted Forest, Neal and Belle visit Rumplestiltskin's castle and are given the location of the Dark One's vault. Neal is tricked into unlocking the vault, which will in fact resurrect Rumplestiltskin, but what he doesn't know is that for Rumplestiltskin truly to return to life, the one who unlocks the vault must die. Before Bae dies, Rumplestiltskin takes his body and merges it with his own. After Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West informs Rumplestiltskin that a new curse is coming, Neal temporarily splits from his father's body and sends a dose of memory potion to Hook to help Emma break the curse back in Storybrooke. Back in Storybrooke, Emma finds the reason Rumplestiltskin is losing his mind is because Neal is trapped within Mr. Gold. Neal is able to emerge and asks for Emma to free Gold so they can defeat Zelena though he will die. She reluctantly agrees.[40]

Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts/White King N/A Michael Socha 1 (Spin-Off)
N/A 13 (Spin-Off)
Will Scarlet is the brother to Penelope and true love of Anastasia.

In Oz, he witness the death of his sister, Penelope. Since then, he had been depressed. He then meets Robin, who helped him obtain the elixir of the wounded heart. Sometime later, he ends up in the Enchanted Forest. He then becomes a thief who joins Robin Hood's group of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest. However, after stealing for himself, he exits the band and travels to Wonderland with a girl named Anastasia, hoping for a better life. There, he becomes the Knave of Hearts, joining the Queen of Hearts when Anastasia leaves him to become the Red Queen. He is then transported to Storybrooke when the Evil Queen cast her curse.

28 years later, after the curse broke, the White Rabbit arrives and takes him to save Alice. This eventually led to him being reunited with Anastasia and ruling aside her in Wonderland. He later ends up back in Storybrooke, although it is unknown how. Back in Storybrooke, he meets Robin Hood and apologies for his actions years ago. He begins to date Belle who he views as a kindred spirit. Mr. Gold enlists Will to look after Belle as he feels he cannot treat her how she deserves. However, after Gold's condition worsens, Belle admits that she does not truly love Will. Although not explained, Will eventually returns to Wonderland and becomes the White King and rules Wonderland with Anastasia, who is now the White Queen.

Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West N/A Rebecca Mader 5 3, 4 15[41][42] Alive
Zelena is the daughter of Cora and half-sister of Regina. Later known as the Wicked Witch of the West, she is the main antagonist during the second half of the third season, at one point keeping Mr. Gold as a slave. Upon her defeat, Gold apparently kills her, but in fact she ends up instead returning to the Enchanted Forest and going back in time where she kills Maid Marian, the wife of Robin Hood, and uses a glamour spell to impersonate the woman as she is returned to present-day Storybrooke. She continues the masquerade as Marion as Robin attempts to settle down outside Storybrooke, but soon reveals herself to be Zelena after becoming pregnant with Robin's child. She is subsequently returned to Storybrooke and briefly imprisoned by Regina before accompanying the Storybrooke heroes to Camelot to rescue Emma.
Robin Hood N/A Sean Maguire
Tom Ellis (First appearance)
5 2, 3, 4 27[43][44] Alive
Robin Hood is an archer who robs from the rich to give to the poor with his Merry Men. He is also the father to his and Maid Marian's son Roland, and is the current romantic interest of Regina.

Secondary Characters[edit]

Land With Magic Character Land Without Magic Character Portrayer Recurring seasons Episode count Status
Seven Dwarfs
The Seven Dwarfs are a group of dwarf miners whose names reflect their personality traits. They are good friends with Snow White and Prince Charming, allowing Snow to live with them when she was escaping from the Evil Queen.[28]
Dreamy/Grumpy Leroy Lee Arenberg 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 39[45] Alive
Dreamy was born in the mines; as his egg was accidentally sprinkled with fairy dust by the fairy Nova, he dreams and falls in love with her. The Blue Fairy tells Dreamy that if he and Nova run away together, she will lose her wings. Dreamy ends their relationship and returns to the mines, being renamed Grumpy.[46] He is later seen as a guard looking out for the curse in a watchtower of Snow and Charming's castle.[3]

In Storybrooke, he is Leroy, a janitor at the Storybrooke General Hospital and the "town drunk".[9] He quickly forms a bond with Sister Astrid (Nova), and after learning of the nunnery's rent problems, he assists with raising money to the content of Astrid.[46] Leroy's original memories are restored when the curse is broken, reuniting with Snow and the other dwarfs.[24] He unites the dwarfs together and they begin to mine for fairy dust again.

Sneezy Tom Clark Gabe Khouth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 29[47] Alive
Sneezy is known to have a habit of sneezing often. In Storybrooke, he is Tom Clark, the owner of the Dark Star Pharmacy. After the curse is broken, Sneezy joins the other dwarfs in an experiment to find out why the residents cannot leave town. Crossing the border, he loses his memories of his past life once again. Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) later creates a potion that restores his memories. In the 5th season when the heroes return from Camelot and Emma now fully embraced as the Dark One, then turns him to stone after seeing him in her red leather jacket. He is then turn back to normal by Regina.[36]
Doc N/A David Paul Grove 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 31[48] Alive
Doc is the group's doctor, helping Snow White give birth to Emma in the Enchanted Forest. In Storybrooke, Doc's occupation is unknown.
Sleepy Walter Faustino Di Bauda 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 32[49] Alive
Sleepy is known to fall asleep often, even in public places. In Storybrooke, he is Walter, a security guard who works at Storybrooke Hospital and occasionally dozes off on the job.
Bashful N/A Mig Macario 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 28[50] Alive
Bashful is extremely shy and quiet.
Happy N/A Mike Coleman 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 28[51] Alive
Happy tends to be extremely cheerful in most situations.
Dopey N/A Jeffrey Kaiser 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 27[52] Transformed
Dopey is mute. In Storybrooke, Dopey retains his name. In season 5, after he is sent over the town line, he turns into a tree.
Widow Lucas/Granny N/A Beverley Elliott 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 38[53] Alive
Widow Lucas, simply referred to as "Granny", is the grandmother of Red Riding Hood.

As a girl, a wolf killed her father and brothers and then also transformed her into a wolf. The other aspects of the curse faded with age, but her heightened senses remain. Red inherited the family curse and is also a wolf, though Granny received an enchanted red cloak from a wizard, to prevent her transformation. When her granddaughter begins a relationship with a man called Peter, she disapproves. As news of a wolf killing villagers becomes known, Granny warns the others not to fight the monster. Red and Snow White believe Peter is the wolf, until Granny informs Snow of her curse. By the time she and Snow find Red, she had already killed Peter.[27] Granny is transported to the real world when the Evil Queen Regina casts her curse. In Storybrooke, she is known simply as Granny and is the owner of "Granny's Bed and Breakfast and Cafe." Her health problems prevent Ruby Lucas (Red Riding Hood) from leaving town, who assists her grandmother as a waitress. Granny's memories are returned when the curse is broken by Emma Swan, and she embraces her family and friends.[20][24]

Reul Ghorm/Blue Fairy Mother Superior Keegan Connor Tracy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 26[54] Alive
Keegan Connor Tracy
The Reul Ghorm, commonly referred as the Blue Fairy,[55] is a high-ranking fairy godmother who uses her magic to help others. She was a teacher to Tinker Bell (the Green Fairy), until she stopped believing in her due to her rule-breaking.[56] While she is quite powerful, she is unable to undo Rumplestiltskin's magic. To help fix a problem created by his magic, she transforms Jiminy into a cricket and guides him to help Geppetto.[13] She also transforms the puppet Pinocchio into a real boy, and creates a quill that temporarily immobilizes Rumplestiltskin, aiding in his imprisonment.[57] Rumplestiltskin is hostile towards her and other fairies, blaming her for the disappearance of his son Baelfire.[55] The Blue Fairy presents the idea of fashioning a wardrobe from a magical tree to save Emma and Pinocchio from the Evil Queen Regina's curse by sending them to the new world.[3]

In Storybrooke, she is Mother Superior of the town's nuns, who were all fairies prior to the curse.[24] When August Booth (Pinocchio) is murdered by Tamara, she restores him to a seven-year old real boy.[25] Following the successful mission to rescue Henry from Neverland, the town's heroes return to Storybrooke. However, Peter Pan uses his shadow to kill Mother Superior by ripping her own from her body, seeing her as a threat to his plot to take over Storybrooke.[58] After Tinker Bell kills Pan's shadow, Mother Superior's is returned. She thanks Tinker Bell and restores her fairy status. Mother Superior is placed into Merlin's hat after Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) controls an unwilling Captain Hook to remove the fairies from Storybrooke in his plan to cleave himself from his dagger. The fairies are later freed by a reformed Regina.

Victor Frankenstein Dr. Whale David Anders 1, 2, 3, 5 13[59] Alive
David Anders
Victor Frankenstein is a scientist from the Land Without Color who believes magic to be inferior to science. He is the older brother of Gerhardt and son of Alphonse.

Victor originally seeks a way to restore life to the dead, but has his funding pulled by his father. Rumplestiltskin offers him gold in exchange for the scientific method on how to revive the dead as magic could not. Victor robs a grave for body parts to experiment on, but is caught by Gerhardt who is shot by a police officer. As Victor attempts to bring Gerhardt back to life, electricity cannot revive him, so Rumplestiltskin instead offers a heart from the Enchanted Forest. As part of a bargain, he creates a false attempt to reanimate Daniel (the Evil Queen Regina's lost love) to make it easier for Rumplestiltskin to manipulate her. In his own world, Frankenstein reanimates his brother with the heart, but inadvertently turns him into a monster, beating his father to death. Victor imprisons him until he can devise a way to help Gerhardt overcome his psychotic rage.[60]

In Storybrooke, he is Dr. Whale, a doctor working in Storybrooke General Hospital. His name is a reference to James Whale, director of the films Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. He originally assists Regina Mills (the Evil Queen), doing whatever she says without hesitation.[9] After the curse is broken, he leads a mob to Regina's home intending to kill her.[24][61] Victor later seeks a way to return to his brother, believing if he were to do something for Regina she would bring him back. He successfully reanimates Daniel's corpse with a magical heart, turning him into a monster who savagely rips off Whale's arm. Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) later reattaches his arm. He was transported back to the Land Without Color when Regina undid her curse and returned to Storybrooke when the curse was cast again.

Geppetto Marco Tony Amendola (adult)
Michael Strusievici (child)
1, 2, 3, 4 10[62] Alive
Tony Amendola
Geppetto is an elderly carpenter, being orphaned when Jiminy Cricket accidentally transformed his parents into puppets. He carves himself a son named Pinocchio out of magical wood. During their adventures, Pinocchio sacrifices his life for Gepetto's. For this act, the Blue Fairy turns him into a real boy. She asks him to carve a magical wardrobe with the ability to save the pregnant Snow White and Prince Charming from the Evil Queen Regina's curse. However, the curse would send everyone to a land without magic and Pinocchio, a real boy because of magic, could turn back into a puppet. Geppetto bargains with the fairy to use the second spot for Pinocchio, ultimating in her lying to the other inhabitants, claiming the wardrobe can only save one. Geppetto sends his son to the real world, telling him to protect the child and get them to break the curse.

In Storybrooke, he is Marco, the town's handyman. August Booth (the adult Pinocchio) offers to work as Marco's assistant to which he agrees. His memories as Geppetto are restored when the curse is broken. August (who had turned back into wood) returns to life, until he is murdered by Tamara. Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) resurrects him for his honesty, and Marco takes in a now seven-year-old Pinocchio as his son once more.[25]

Maleficent N/A Kristin Bauer van Straten 1, 2, 4 12 Alive
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Maleficent is a witch who is able to take the form of a fire-breathing black dragon. She is also the mother of Lily.

After failed attempts to kill Princess Aurora's mother, Maleficent inflicts Aurora with a sleeping curse, putting both the Princess and her kingdom into a thorn-adorned ruin. Maleficent also curses Aurora's true love Prince Phillip into a beast called the Yaoguai, banishing him to another realm. He is eventually discovered by Belle who returns him to human form. Maleficent befriends Cruella de Vil and Ursula and later falls pregnant whilst in her dragon form. Snow White and Prince Charming expect a baby at the same time, though they are told that she has great potential for darkness. To ensure their child's goodness, Snow and Charming steal Maleficent's egg to which Merlin's Apprentice places the darkness into. Due to the spell's side effect, Maleficent's egg is transported to the real world with Cruella and Ursula. Some time after Maleficent is approached by the Evil Queen Regina, who trades Rumplestiltskin's dark curse for Maleficent's sleeping curse, in order to punish Snow White. Prince Charming also places a bottle of true love within Maleficent in exchange for directions to wake Snow from her slumber from Rumplestiltskin.[20] Regina again visits Maleficent to steal the dark curse after her sleeping spell fails,[15] enacting it and taking everyone to the real world.

In Storybrooke, Regina traps Maleficent in her dragon form beneath Storybrooke's abandoned library. Later, when her adoptive son Henry falls under a sleeping curse to prove the curse's reality to his birth mother Emma Swan, Emma is forced to destroy Maleficent to retrieve the potion within her. Regina later finds Maleficent alive in an undead-like body form.[63] When Cruella and Ursula arrive in Storybrooke with Mr. Gold (Rumplestilstkin), they resurrect Maleficent for their pan to locate the author of Henry's story book and get their happy endings. An awakened Maleficent tells Mary Margaret (Snow White) and David (Prince Charming) that they will pay for stealing her child. Mr. Gold later informs Maleficent that her child is alive, leading Maleficent to disband from the group and asking Emma to locate Lily, who knows her from her early life in care. Emma finds Lily in the real world, bringing her back to Storybrooke. Lily is intent on enacting revenge on Mary Margaret and David for what they did, but Maleficent does not want to waste time on revenge plans, instead convincing Lily to stay in Storybrooke and teach her how to control her own dragon abilities.

Prince Henry Henry Mills I Tony Perez (Older adult)
Zak Santiago (Younger adult)
1, 2, 4 7[64] Deceased
Prince Henry, also known under the curse as Henry Mills,[65] is the son of King Xavier. He marries Cora after she demonstrates the ability to spin straw into gold. He is later the loving but weak father of the Evil Queen, Regina, and serves as her royal valet in the Enchanted Forest. Henry is supportive of Regina, but does not protect her against the manipulations or actions of her mother. He is later held captive in Wonderland by Cora as leverage against Regina, who eventually rescues him. However, when Rumplestiltskin informs Regina she must retrieve the heart of who she loves most to enact his dark curse, she kills him. In Storybrooke, Regina appears to have cared a great deal for her father, naming her adopted son Henry and turning his tomb into a large mausoleum.
Genie/Magic Mirror Sidney Glass Giancarlo Esposito 1, 3, 4 12[66] Unknown
Giancarlo Esposito
The Genie is a man who grants wishes for people who find his bottle that he is stored within. One of these was King Leopold, who, being extremely wealthy, simply wishes to free the Genie and invite him to live in his castle to help him find true love. There, he falls in love with the King's wife Queen Regina, who fools him to kill Leopold in order for her to become sole ruler of his kingdom. Realizing the Queen never loved him, he uses his final wish to remain with her forever; thus trapping him in her mirror.[4] As a spirit in the Magic Mirror, he is able to move between and see through other mirrors in the Enchanted Forest, acting as a spy to Regina.[11][19]

In Storybrooke, he is Sidney Glass, a reporter for Storybrooke's local newspaper The Daily Mirror. On Regina's request, he researches Emma Swan's past to help Regina expel her from Storybrooke.[15] After Graham's death, Regina attempts to appoint him sheriff, but he loses the position to Emma.[29] Sidney later secretly works with Regina to gain leverage over Emma.[4] Emma later learns of his deception realizing that he is in love with Regina. Regina uses Mr. Gold to kidnap Kathryn Nolan, framing Mary Margaret (Snow White) for her alleged murder.[67] However, after Kathryn is found alive, Sidney falsely confesses to kidnapping Kathryn to use as an article and become famous.[55] He is then placed into Storybrooke's asylum underneath the hospital. Later freed by Regina for her quest to remove Maid Marian from Storybrooke, Regina again places Sidney in a mirror. It is soon revealed that Sidney was actually in allegiance with the Snow Queen working against Regina, who frees him in exchange for the mirror he was stored in.

King George Albert Spencer Alan Dale 1, 2 8[68] Alive
Alan Dale
King George is the adoptive father of Prince James and his twin Prince "Charming" David.

King George and his wife are unable to bear children of their own, leading George to strike a deal with Rumplestiltskin for an heir. Years later, the kingdom falls into financial trouble, and Prince James offers to slay the dragon plaguing King Midas' realm in exchange for gold. James is killed in battle, and his twin brother David is recruited to carry out the task. The task is completed and Midas deems the Prince worthy of marrying his daughter and uniting the kingdoms. George reneges on his promise to return David home and forces him to marry, otherwise he will kill David's mother and burn his home.[21] Later, George learns that David has fallen in love with Snow White. He forces Snow to break David's heart,[28] though David still breaks off his engagement, fleeing the kingdom.[69] George's knights capture him, and David is sentenced to death, though the Evil Queen Regina intercepts him, instead using him in her plan to curse Snow.[70] A reawakened snow is then kidnapped by George, who curses her to never have children. This plan is foiled when water from Lake Nostos breaks the curse.[71] King George later joins forces with the Evil Queen to fight Snow and Charming's forces, which ends with George's army being defeated and the Evil Queen being apprehended.

In Storybrooke, he is the cold-hearted District Attorney Albert Spencer who leads the prosecution for the Kathryn Nolan "murder case", against Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White).[67] Following the curse being broken, Spencer murders Billy, framing Ruby (Red Riding Hood) in an attempt to show the town of David's incapable control. Spencer then burns Jefferson's hat that David was relying on to retrieve his daughter and wife who had fallen through a portal created by it, and escapes.[72]

Jefferson/Mad Hatter Template:Jefferson Sebastian Stan 1, 2 6[73] Alive
Sebastian Stan
Jefferson is a man who owns a magical hat that can be used to travel between worlds. He worked for both Rumplestiltskin and the Evil Queen Regina, obtaining objects from other worlds for them. His name derives from the song "White Rabbit" performed by Jefferson Airplane.

When he first meets Regina, Rumplestiltskin has Jefferson bring Dr. Frankenstein to the Enchanted Forest to pretend failing to revive her true love Daniel, in order to make her become evil. In his later life, he lives with his daughter Grace, selling fungus to survive. He initially refuses to help Regina, though later agrees if his daughter will want for nothing. He takes Regina to Wonderland, where she rescues her father Henry and abandons Jefferson, who is beheaded by the knights of the Queen of Hearts. His head is reattached and he is ordered to make another hat to return home. Although he makes thousands of hats, none take him home, leading him into insanity and earning his alias as the Mad Hatter.[74]

In Storybrooke, he remembers his pre-cursed life and lives in a large house. He captures Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) and abducts Emma, ordering her to make a hat that will take him home. Emma knocks him out and when he awakens to kill Emma, Mary Margaret pushes him out of a window. He disappears, leaving nothing but his hat.[74] Jefferson returns upon request of Regina to remove Emma, promising a new life with his daughter. He retrieves the apple that cursed Snow White into a deathlike sleep from the Enchanted Forest.[70] However, after Henry Mills is cursed, Regina refuses to reward Jefferson, who later frees Belle from her cell and instructs her to tell Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) that Regina held her captive.[20] After the curse is broken, he initially avoids Grace, feeling guilty for unintentionally abandoning her, but they eventually happily reunite.

Princess Abigail Kathryn Nolan Anastasia Griffith 1, 3 8[75] Alive
Anastasia Griffith
Princess Abigail is the daughter of King Midas. She was to marry Prince "Charming" David, but when he falls in love with Snow White, Abigail helps him run away. She is in love with Frederick, a knight she was to marry until he was turned into gold while protecting her father. Charming later retrieves water from Lake Nostos that revives Frederick, and he reunites with Abigail.[69]

In Storybrooke, she is Kathryn Nolan, the wife of David Nolan (Prince Charming). David however is in love with Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), and starts an affair with her.[21][28] She is later accepted into a law school in Boston, though David refuses to relocate and suggests they end their marriage. Kathryn then learns about David's affair, deciding to move to Boston alone. However, her car is found abandoned at the town's limits,[69] and a missing persons case becomes a murder trial when a heart proven to be Kathryn's is found in Mary Margaret's jewelry box.[16][27] It is later revealed that Regina worked with Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to attempt to frame Mary Margaret for Kathryn's murder, when Mr. Gold in fact kidnapped Kathryn. She is later found alive, though she does not remember her disappearance.[67] Sidney Glass (The Genie/Magic Mirror) falsely takes the blame for her kidnapping.[55] After the curse is broken, Kathryn and Frederick find each other and live happily together in her home.[76]

Cora/Queen of Hearts N/A Barbara Hershey (older)
Rose McGowan (younger)
1, 2, 3, 4 16[77] Deceased
Barbara Hershey
Cora is the daughter of a local poor, drunken miller. She later becomes the mother to both Zelena and Regina

As a young woman, Cora is asked for her hand in marriage by a man named Jonathan claiming to be a Prince. The two conceive a child, Zelena, though Cora discovers Jonathan's fake identity. She then meets Prince Leopold and the two form a bond, until Cora learns he is engaged to Princess Eva, who informs Leopold of her secret child. Banished from the kingdom, she sends Zelena to Oz, in order to become a royal. Some time after she delivers flour to King Xavier, claiming she is more than the miller's daughter, demonstrating how to spin straw into gold after being trained by Rumplestlitskin. In exchange, she promises to run away with him but chooses power over love, ripping her own heart, marrying Henry, and later giving birth to Regina.[78]

As an older woman, Cora is a controlling mother towards Regina, creating a series of events that will lead her daughter into being crowned Queen. She fatally poisons an older Eva, leaving her daughter Snow White to be raised by Regina. However, Regina is in love with the stable boy Daniel, a secret that Snow innocently informs Cora of. Cora soon kills him,[67] leading Regina to resent both her mother and Snow. Rumplestiltskin later helps Regina send Cora to Wonderland via a magical mirror,[79] where she becomes the Queen of Hearts. In Wonderland, she meets Anastasia, the soon to be Red Queen and teaches her magic. She also recruited Will Scarlett, Anastasia's lover, as her Knave of Hearts and instructs him to hunt Alice for treason. Briefly returning to the Enchanted Forest, Cora witnesses as Regina drinks a potion that makes her infertile, as a way to keep her from manipulating the child. Cora later kidnaps her husband Henry to Wonderland, though Regina retrieves him to kill him in order to enact Rumplestiltskin's dark curse. Not wanting her mother to follow her to the new world creating by the curse, Regina sends Captain Hook to assassinate Cora. However, Cora instead allies with Hook, travelling to an island, casting a barrier to protect them from the curse, frozen in time for twenty-eight years.[80]

After the curse is broken, and Mary Margaret (Snow White) and her daughter Emma Swan are transported to the Enchanted Forest, they encounter Cora.[79] Cora learns that Regina and her adoptive son Henry are in Storybrooke, and retrieves a magical bean, following the two back to Storybrooke with Hook.[80] Cora impersonates Regina to supposedly kill Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket), thus causing Regina to lose Henry. She then turns a rehabilitating Regina back to evil by playing on her love for him. She seeks out the Dark One's dagger to kill their enemies,[78] though Regina returns her heart which, unbeknownst to her, has been poisoned by Mary Margaret with the same candle that Cora poisoned Snow's mother with. Upon possessing her heart, she loves Regina truly, until she dies in her arms.[78] Cora is later summoned from the Underworld by Regina and Snow White to find out their parent's dark past involving Zelena.

Princess Aurora N/A Sarah Bolger 2, 3, 4 16[81] Alive
Sarah Bolger
Princess Aurora is Prince Phillip's true love, who was put under a sleeping curse by the evil witch Maleficent.

She first appears when she is awoken from her deep sleep by Phillip, accompanied by Mulan. Phillip is later marked by a wraith, who sucks out his soul. Mulan tells Aurora that part of the Enchanted Forest had been spared from the Evil Queen's curse, as Emma Swan and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) are transported from Storybrooke to the area, after falling into a portal with the wraith.[24] Although Aurora tries to kill Snow at first, believing her to be the cause of Phillip's death, she later trusts her and Emma and with Mulan's help, assists their return to Storybrooke. Aurora learns from Cora that the soul of a wraith's victim can be restored. She and Mulan successfully recover Phillip's soul and find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) after he is transported from a portal in Storybrooke,[36] assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry.[37] It is later revealed that Aurora and Phillip are expecting a baby, much to Mulan's dismay as she secretly has romantic feelings for her, though she leaves to join Robin Hood's Merry Men.[56]

Aurora and Phillip later greet the inhabitants of Storybrooke in the Enchanted Forest upon their transportation, after Peter Pan's curse took them back to their original worlds.[82] Prior to the curse's reversal, they were under the protection of Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, though she transforms them into flying monkeys when they reveal her intentions of stealing Snow White and Prince Charming's baby. After Zelena's defeat, the two are restored to human form and begin to live in Storybrooke, where along Mary Margaret and Ashley, attends parenting classes with her newborn child.

Prince Phillip N/A Julian Morris 2, 3 6[83] Alive
Julian Morris
Prince Phillip is the true love of Princess Aurora. In addition to Aurora being cursed to sleep, the evil witch Maleficent turned Phillip into a monster called the Yaoguai. Belle uses fairy dust to return Phillip to his human form, who then teams with Mulan to find Aurora. As the curse is activated, those spared from it are frozen in time for 28 years.[84] When time is resumed, he and Mulan finally rescue Aurora from her sleeping curse. However, a wraith marks Phillip and the creature sucks out his soul.[24] It is later revealed by Cora that Phillip's soul was merely transported to another world. Aurora and Mulan restore Phillip and the three find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire), assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry.[37] It is later revealed that the two are expecting a child.[56]

Aurora and Phillip later greet the inhabitants of Storybrooke in the Enchanted Forest upon their transportation, after Peter Pan's curse took them back to their original worlds.[82] Prior to the curse's reversal, they were under the protection of Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, though she transforms them into flying monkeys when they reveal her intentions of stealing Snow White and Prince Charming's baby. After Zelena's defeat, the two are restored to human form and begin to live in Storybrooke.

Mulan N/A Jamie Chung 2, 3, 5 11[85] Alive
Mulan is a warrior who assists best friend Prince Phillip during his search to rescue his love Princess Aurora.

Spared by the curse which had left their land unaffected but frozen for 28 years, Mulan and Phillip resume their search for Aurora. After she is rescued, the trio encounter a wraith, who sucks out Phillip's soul. When Emma Swan and Mary Margaret (Snow White) appear in the area, Mulan believes that they were responsible for unleashing the wraith, and for Phillip's death.[24] Mulan later trusts Mary Margaret and Emma, helping them return to Storybrooke. Aurora later learns from Cora that the soul of a wraith's victim can be restored. Mulan and Aurora successfully recover Phillip's soul and find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) after he is transported from a portal in Storybrooke,[36] assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry.[37] It is later revealed that Aurora and Phillip are expecting a baby, much to Mulan's dismay as she secretly has romantic feelings for her, though she leaves to join Robin Hood's Merry Men.[56]

William Smee N/A Chris Gauthier 2, 3, 4 9[86] Alive
William Smee is a man capable of procuring objects that are hard to find. In the Enchanted Forest, he makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin in order to get his life extended; Smee trades him a magic bean for his age reversal. Captain Hook manages to intervene and kidnaps Smee to obtain the bean, later appointing him as a crewman on his ship, the Jolly Roger. Hook uses the bean to create a portal that takes the ship to Neverland where he and his crew will never age.[87] In Neverland, Smee serves as an adviser to Hook, assisting in his murderous aspirations to kill Rumplestiltskin and to raise the newly arrived Baelfire.

In Storybrooke, Smee appears as a homeless man who kidnaps Belle under the orders of her father Moe French (Sir Maurice).[87] Mr. Gold later uses him as an experiment for his spell that would enable anyone to cross the border to Storybrooke without losing their memories. When Hook arrives in Storybrooke, Smee immediately begins following orders, retrieving Mr. Gold's most prized possession: Baelfire's shawl. In retaliation, Gold turns Smee into a rat. He is later reformed to his human body.

N/A Owen Flynn/Greg Mendell Ethan Embry (Mendell)
Benjamin Stockham (Flynn)
2, 3 11[88] Deceased
Ethan Embry
Owen Flynn is a young boy who, with his father Kurt, camped out in the woods of Maine in 1983, the night the Dark Curse took everyone to the new world that becomes Storybrooke. Owen enjoys Regina's company. However, this only leads her trying to keep him and his father in Storybrooke. Owen escapes after Kurt is falsely arrested by Regina, vowing to return to his father.[89]

Almost three decades later, a man crashes his car into Storybrooke. His name is later revealed to be Greg Mendell, an alias of Owen whose name is a reference to the geneticist Gregor Mendel.[90] When Greg is brought to the hospital, the residents debate whether to save his life and risk the truth of Storybrooke being revealed to the outside world. He is ultimately saved, and remains in the town to investigate the strange happenings of Storybrooke. Regina eventually learns of Greg's identity, telling him to leave the town. Greg ignores her, as it is revealed he is in alliance with Neal Cassidy's fiancée, Tamara.[25] The two kidnap Regina and torture her to reveal his father's whereabouts. She eventually tells him that she killed his father. A hurt Greg plans to kill Regina but escapes when David Nolan (Prince Charming) tracks him down. Greg and Tamara later obtain a trigger to obliterate Storybrooke, though it is foiled.[70] The two instead kidnap Henry Mills, travelling to Neverland, though upon arrival, they realize that they had been fooled. When confronted by the Lost Boys, the pair refuse to hand Henry to them, causing Peter Pan's Shadow to rip out Greg's shadow from his body, killing him instantly.[36][37]

N/A Tamara Sonequa Martin-Green 2, 3 7[91] Deceased
Sonequa Martin-Green
Tamara is a woman determined to remove magic from the world seeing it as unholy. Her quest begins in Hong Kong, where she visits a self-proclaimed healer called the Dragon claiming to have cancer. There, she meets August Booth (Pinocchio), who also seeks the healer as he is gradually turning to wood. August steals $10,000 from her as a settlement to the Dragon's cure, though Tamara finds and takes the potion back. She later returns to the Dragon's home and kills the Dragon.[25]

Tamara later follows August to New York City where she begins a scheme to learn about Storybrooke. She befriends Neal Cassidy (Baelfire), eventually becoming an engaged couple. Tamara is invited to Storybrooke by Neal who informs her of his magical background. She finds a completely wooden August, offering to give him a cure if he leaves Storybrooke forever. However, when August learns that Tamara killed the Dragon, he warns Emma Swan about Tamara's deception, only to be mortally wounded by her. He is later resurrected to his child self, though unable to identify who attacked him. Tamara is later shown to be in a romantic alliance with Greg Mendell, a stranger who crashed into the town and who also wants to destroy magic.[25] Tamara and Greg are instructed by the "Home Office" to send them magical objects, including magic beans and a "trigger" which can self-destruct Storybrooke. After Emma becomes suspicious of the pair, Tamara reveals her deception, shooting Neal and sending him through a portal, before fleeing.[70] Tamara and Greg activate the trigger but are foiled, instead kidnapping Henry and travelling through a portal to Neverland.[36] However, they soon realize that they are being fooled. When confronted by the Lost Boys (the real "Home Office") the pair refuse to hand Henry to them. After the Shadow rips out Greg's shadow, Tamara is hit by an arrow. Mr. Gold finds Tamara and heals her on order to find the location of Henry. After Tamara asks for forgiveness for attacking his son, Mr. Gold kills Tamara by crushing her heart.[37]

Marian N/A Christie Laing 2, 3, 4 8 [92] Deceased
Marian is the first wife of Robin Hood and mother to their son Roland.

Initially the target for the affection of the Sheriff of Nottingham, she runs away with Robin after falling in love with him. Sometime later, Marian is pregnant and falls ill, causing Robin Hood to obtain a magic wand from Rumplestiltskin's castle to heal her.[93] Marian later gives birth to a son named Roland, though she ends up wanted by the Evil Queen and is sentenced to death. After Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West opens a time-travel portal, Emma and Hook are dragged into it and sent to the Enchanted Forest of the past. Emma decides to rescue Marian (though she does not know her identity) and the two take her back to present day Storybrooke. Unknown to the pair, Marian is in fact Zelena, who killed Marian and took on her body.

Marian is reunited with Robin and Roland, to a hurt Regina, whom Robin had been in a relationship with. Marian is hostile towards Regina, until she saves her life after being cursed by the Snow Queen. It is discovered that the remnants from her curse continue to affect Marian, leading to Regina reluctantly suggesting Marian and her family must leave Storybrooke and travel to the real world to save her. Marian, along with Robin and Roland, leave Storybrooke to start a new life. In New York City, Robin discovers her true identity after Regina locates them. However, he also learns that Zelena is pregnant.

Lost Boys
The Lost Boys are the murderous inhabitants of Neverland and servants of Peter Pan. Pan began forming the group under his alias of the Pied Piper in the fairytale world. As mentioned by Wendy Darling, they cry at night because they miss their families.
Felix N/A Parker Croft 2, 3 11[94] Deceased
Felix is a member of the Lost Boys and Peter Pan's right-hand boy. He leads the group into searching Captain Hook's ship for Baelfire, whom he eventually finds and delivers to Peter Pan, though he is not the boy wanted: Henry Mills.[36] When Neal arrives in Neverland to save his son Henry, Felix captures him until being knocked out after he breaks free. Upon his capture of the group from Storybrooke, Felix is taken to the town and placed in jail, until Peter Pan (who has inhabited Henry's body) breaks him free, explaining his plot to make the town "The New Neverland" with possession of the original dark curse.[58] However, Pan reveals he needs the heart of the thing he loves most to enact it. As Felix was the most loyal to him, Pan uses his heart to enact the curse, thus killing him as a sacrifice.[39]
Malcolm/Peter Pan/Pied Piper N/A Robbie Kay (Peter Pan/Pied Piper)
Stephen Lord (Malcolm)
3 11[95] Deceased
Robbie Kay
Malcolm is the father of Rumplestiltskin, the wife of Evanna, the grandfather of Baelfire, and the great-grandfather of Henry Mills. Malcolm originally leaves his son in the care of two spinners, who give Rumplestiltskin a magical bean to create a portal to leave his careless father. Using the magic bean, Malcolm and Rumplestiltskin travel to Neverland, a place which Malcolm envisions in his dreams. Upon arrival, Malcolm discovers he cannot fly like in his dreams, and the Shadow tells him this is because he does not belong on the island. Realizing that he cannot be a child as he is a father, Malcolm forces Rumplestiltskin to be taken home by the Shadow. Malcolm transforms into his younger self, adopting the name of Peter Pan (which he named himself after Rumplestiltskin's doll). The Shadow informs Pan that his youth is limited, and he will die when the hourglass of Skull Rock is complete.[96] Some time later, Pan visits Hamelin in the Enchanted Forest posing as the Pied Piper to expand what would later become the Lost Boys.

He later appears as a fugitive boy pretending to escape from the Lost Boys. He "befriends" Henry who is also attempting to escape upon arriving in Neverland, following his kidnap from Storybrooke. He later reveals his true identity and tells Henry he possesses "the heart of the truest believer", which he now owns.[37] He blackmails John and Michael Darling to help him with his tasks, in exchange for their sister Wendy's life, who had been lured back to Neverland. Pan falsely claims to Henry that magic is dying in Neverland, persuading him to give him his heart, leading Henry to temporarily die. After Pan traps Gold inside Pandora's Box,[96] Regina successfully reclaims Henry's heart and revives him, before Pan swaps his and Henry's souls.[38] Once in Storybrooke, Pan orders the Shadow to kill Mother Superior after reading Henry's book. He then steals the original curse from Regina that created Storybrooke, planning to enact it to turn the town into "The New Neverland."[58] His plot is successful, though before it takes place, Gold kills both Pan (who reverts to Malcolm) and himself with the Dark One's dagger.[39]

Tinker Bell N/A Rose McIver 3 8[97] Alive
Tinker Bell, or the "Green Fairy" is a fairy who began training under the guidance of the Blue Fairy. However, her ways displease her after she breaks rules including interacting with the Evil Queen and stealing pixie dust, believing it to help Regina find true love. Regina's cowardice would lead to Tinker Bell being stripped of her wings and made human by the Blue Fairy.[56]

Tinker Bell later travels to Neverland, where some years later, she forgives Regina and helps to find her son Henry who had been kidnapped by the sinister Peter Pan.[56] She successfully arrives in Storybrooke with the rest of Storybrooke's residents, where she manages to kill Peter Pan's shadow. Her actions result in saving Mother Superior, whose shadow was ripped from her body by Peter Pan's. Mother Superior restores Tinker Bell to fairy status.[58]

Elsa N/A Georgina Haig 3, 4 12 Alive
Georgina Haig
Elsa is the daughter of the King and Queen of Arendelle and sister of Anna. She is born with the power of cryokinesis causing her to produce ice, frost and snow, notably when scared or afraid.

As a young woman, her parents travel on a mission to the Enchanted Forest, searching for a cure to Elsa's powers. However, they are involved in a storm and die in a shipwreck. Elsa discovers this years later, leading Anna to venture to the Enchanted Forest to fulfill their parents' last mission. Upon her return with remaining questions, Anna is suspicious of Ingrid (the Snow Queen) who has befriended Elsa after revealing she is their aunt. Ingrid attempts to prove to Elsa that people will turn on her for her powers by cursing Anna to turn on her. However, Anna inadvertnalty traps Elsa within a magical urn which is then taken by Rumplestiltskin and placed within the Dark One's vault.

After Emma Swan and Captain Hook are dragged into a time portal to the past, they bring Elsa to Storybrooke upon their return. Initially frightened of the new land, Elsa eventually befriends Emma who she helps accept her powers similar to her own. Attempting to locate her sister, she uses Anna's necklace (the Wishing Star) to bring her to Storybrooke. Elsa soon learns that Ingrid wants to make Emma and her her new sisters having lost her own as a young woman. However, Anna finds their mother's last letter, explaining her forgiveness towards Ingrid for their past in Arendelle. Realising what she has become, Ingrid destroys herself, leaving Elsa, Anna and Krisoff to return to Arendelle and restore the memories of her mother and her sisters to their kingdom.

Anna N/A Elizabeth Lail 4 9 Alive
Anna is the second daughter of the King and Queen of Arendelle, sister of Elsa, and true love of Kristoff.

As a young girl, her parents travel on a mission to the Enchanted Forest, searching for a cure to her sister's powers. However, they are involved in a storm and die in a shipwreck. Elsa discovers this years later, leading Anna to venture to the Enchanted Forest to fulfill their parents' last mission, delaying her wedding to Kristoff. Returning to Arendelle with questions outstanding, Anna becomes suspicious of Ingrid (the Snow Queen) who claims to be her aunt. Ingrid imprisons Anna, using a spell to have her turn on Elsa, resulting in Anna trapping Elsa in the urn. Ingrid then freezes Anna and Kristoff and the kingdom of Arendelle. Thirty years later, Arendelle thaws and Anna and Kristoff escape from Anna's sinister previous lover Prince Hans. With help from Blackbeard, Prince Hans captures the pair who are placed in a trunk and thrown off the ship.

In Storybrooke, Elsa discovers Anna's necklace in Mr. Gold's pawn shop and vows to find her. When Elsa wishes for Anna to return using her Wishing Star necklace, she inadvertently bring Anna from Arendelle to Storybrooke. Anna discovers her mother's letter, leading Ingrid to destroy herself and be with her sisters once more. Anna, along with Elsa and Kristoff, return to Arendelle in time for her wedding.

Kristoff N/A Scott Michael Foster 4 8 Alive
Kristoff is the true love of Princess Anna. Originally set to marry Anna, she puts the wedding on hold in order to find the truth behind her parents' death. After Ingrid (the Snow Queen) attempts to harm Anna, Kristoff attempts to save her, only to be frozen by Ingrid. Thirty years later, Arendelle thaws and Anna and Kristoff escape from the sinister Prince Hans, having now taken over the kingdom. With help from Blackbeard, Prince Hans capture Anna and Kristoff, who are thrown from his ship inside a trunk. In Storybrooke, Elsa using Anna's necklace (the Wishing Star) to unintentionally save Anna and Kristoff and bring them to the town. After Ingrid destroys herself, Kristoff returns to Arendelle with Anna and Elsa for his wedding.
Ingrid/Snow Queen Sarah Fisher Elizabeth Mitchell
Brighton Sharbino (child)
4 9 Deceased
Elizabeth Mitchell
Ingrid is a woman from Arendelle who possesses ice powers that as a girl she finds difficult to control. Her sisters Helga and Gerda are initially supportive of her magic, though following an incident where Helga is accidentally killed due to Ingrid's powers, Gerda traps her in a magical urn.

Developing her powers and taking on the alias of the Snow Queen, Ingrid is unintentionally released from the urn years later, meeting her niece Elsa, who also possesses similar ice powers to her own. The two form a bond until Elsa's sister Anna returns from a trip and is suspicious of Ingrid's motives. Ingrid casts a spell on Anna, leading her to trap Elsa inside the urn. Rumplestiltskin steals the object in exchange for Merlin's magical hat. Ingrid then visits the Apprentice once more, offering him the hat in exchange for a portal to the real world in order for Ingrid to find a new family of sisters. In New York City, 1982, Ingrid fosters a young Emma Swan, but loses her after attempting to prove to Emma that she is magical. Ingrid later travels to Storybrooke, and using the alias Sarah Fisher, she opens an ice cream parlor. When Emma is drawn to the town, she has a heated argument with Emma who believes Ingrid is following her. She then erases Emma's memory of their time together to continue living in Storybrooke.

When Elsa is brought to the town, Ingrid sees her opportunity to finally complete her family. Attempting to show Emma her true abilities, Ingrid eventually causes her to lose control of her magic, though Elsa helps Emma to accept herself and powers. Ingrid then places magical ribbons on the three of them, allowing her to harness their powers. She casts the Spell of Shattered Sight over Storybrooke, attempting to have the residents kill one another, leaving only her, Elsa and Emma remaining. However, when Anna arrives, reading her mother Helga's last words of regret and forgiveness, Ingrid undoes the Spell of Shattered Sight by destroying herself. Before she dies, Ingrid returns the memories of Emma and Elsa, disappearing to the afterlife, where she is happy to join Gerda and Helga there.

Apprentice N/A Graham Verchere (young boy)
Timothy Webber (old man)
4,5 7 Deceased
The Apprentice is an elderly man who works for the sorcerer Merlin in Camelot and later the Enchanted Forest.

He protects his teacher's creation, a box capable of transforming into a hat for absorbing and accumulating magic, from each person that takes on the Dark One's powers. A version of the Dark One, Rumplestiltskin manages to steal the hat, but it is then taken by Princess Anna of Arendelle. Some time later, Ingrid (the Snow Queen) obtains the hat and gives it back to the Apprentice in exchange for a portal to the real world in order for Ingrid to complete her family. Snow White and Prince Charming also cross paths with the Apprentice, offering them a spell to remove any potential darkness from their expected baby. After they obtain Maleficent's egg, the Apprentice places the darkness inside and transports it to the real world. The Apprentice later confronts the Author for manipulating the transportation of Maleficent's egg and imprisons him for his irresponsibility.

In Storybrooke, the Apprentice is visited by Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin), who uses the hat (found in Merlin's home) to place the Apprentice inside and utilize its power to be cleaved of the Dark One's dagger's control. Mother Superior later frees the Apprentice from the hat, who helps to save Mr. Gold's life by placing the Dark One's dark powers into the hat. Unfortunately, the darkness escapes and enters the Apprentice's body which weakens him. While in a weakened state, he reveals that Merlin is the only one who can stop the darkness forever after it is taken in by Emma Swan. He then procures a wand to assist the residents in their transport to Camelot to find him. Afterwards, the Apprentice takes his last breath and passes away

Lilith "Lily" Page N/A Agnes Bruckner (adult)
Nicole Munoz (child)
4, 5 4 Alive
Agnes Bruckner
Lilith "Lily" Page is the daughter of Maleficent. Born inside an egg, she is transported from the Enchanted Forest to the real world after Snow White and Prince Charming attempt to rid their daughter Emma Swan of any potential darkness. The darkness instead is put into a newborn Lily.

As an orphan, Lily is adopted into the Page Family in Hopkins, Minnesota, though she runs away after feeling alone. She meets a similar aged Emma who befriends her after realizing their supposed similar orphan situation. However, Lily's adoptive father eventually locates the pair, instructing her to come home. A betrayed Emma abandons Lily and is taken into care. Emma later secures a family and encounters Lily who apologizes to Emma for lying about her circumstances. Emma forgives her but is again hurt after she discovers Lily is wanted for stealing, leading Emma to leave her foster parents.

Years later, Maleficent requests that Emma locates Lily. Finding her working at a gas station under the alias of Starla, Emma discovers that Lily is out for revenge against Emma's parents after they made her evil. After a near-fatal showdown, Emma convinces Lily to come with her back to Storybrooke.

Lily is reunited with her mother in Storybrooke, though is disappointed when Maleficent states she does not want to waste time on revenge plans. Regina cuts Lily's hand to obtain her blood to use for the author of Henry's story book to rewrite events of her life. Infuriated, Lily transforms into a dragon, attacking Mary Margaret (Snow White) after becoming out of control. Regressing back to human form, Maleficent gives Lily her baby rattle which she never got the chance to give her. Lily agrees to stay in the town with her mother, while also attempting to locate her father, who neither Lily or Maleficent knows as she was conceived in dragon form.

Ursula/Sea Witch N/A Merrin Dungey 4 6 Alive
Ursula is a half-woman half-octopus sea witch. She is named after the Sea Goddess, Ursula, who grants mermaids the ability to walk on dry land from one high tide to another in twelve hours.[98] Ursula also appears to have a human form in which she can use her tentacles.

In her earlier life, Ursula was a former mermaid, the daughter of King Poseidon and her late mother who was killed by pirates. Her singing voice is exploited by her father to attempt to kill pirates in retaliation for the death of her mother. Ursula decides to take on human form and escape the sea. Captain Hook however tricks Ursula into taking her singing voice in exchange for information on how to defeat Rumplestiltskin from Poseidon. Ursula uses her father's trident to transform herself into an appearance similar to the Ursula of legend, and taking the alias of the Sea Witch. Ursula is later taken to the real world with Cruella De Vil whilst guarding an egg containing Maleficent's child.

Many years later, Ursula works as an aquarium worker in New York. Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) finds her, offering her her happy ending by working with him, Cruella and Maleficent. Entering Storybrooke, Captain Hook makes a deal with Ursula for information regarding Mr. Gold's plan in exchange for her singing voice being returned. After this fails, Hook retrieves King Poseidon by use of Ariel the mermaid, who apologizes to Ursula for his past actions. Reconciling with her father, Ursula leaves with him to return to the Enchanted Forest.

Cruella De Vil Cruella Feinberg Victoria Smurfit (adult)
Milli Wilkinson (child)
4 7 Deceased
Cruella De Vil is an evil woman who has the ability to control animals using magic. In her early life in 1920s England, Cruella is troubled, intentionally killing her father and her later two stepfathers. Cruella's mother banishes her to the attic in her home where she grows up confined. Later visited by Isaac (the Author) posing as a newspaper reporter, he frees her and plans to run away with her. However, after informing her of his real identity and ability to alter events, Cruella gains her abilities kills her mother. A betrayed Isaac writes Cruella into not being able to kill anyone while accidentally spilling ink onto her, drastically altering her appearance. Cruella is later taken to the real world with Ursula whilst guarding an egg containing Maleficent's child.

Many years later, Cruella, now known as Cruella Feinberg, who is located in Long Island, has her lavish lifestyle and items repossessed by the FBI. Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) and Ursula offer her the opportunity to join them into returning to Storybrooke to get their happy endings. Cruella agrees to the terms and takes them to Storybrooke in her car. However, whilst there she bargains with Emma Swan by kidnapping her son Henry in exchange for the murder of Isaac who keeps his writing of preventing Cruella being able to kill. However, this ultimates in Emma inadvertently murdering Cruella by blasting her off a cliff after she threatens to shoot Henry. Mr. Gold and Isaac later mourned her death.

N/A Isaac Heller Patrick Fischler 4 7 Alive
Isaac Heller is a writer who began his career as a television salesman in the real world in the 1960s. Upon being invited to a publishing company, he meets the sorcerer Merlin's Apprentice who selects him to become the latest of many "authors". The job of each author being to transcribe the events that occurred in the Enchanted Forest, using a magical quill. Among his many predecessors, it is suggested Walt Disney had the job before he died.

Being transported to the Enchanted Forest, Isaac abuses his powers, manipulating events that surrounded him, showing no regret to the people he hurt. Posing as a peddler, he crosses paths with Snow White and Prince Charming, tricking them into placing their child's potential for darkness into Maleficent's unborn child. As punishment, the Apprentice seals Isaac into his book. Many years later after the Evil Queen Regina enacts her dark curse, the inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest are taken to a town called Storybrooke in the real world. The author's book is found by Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) who gives it to Regina's adoptive son Henry Mills to give him hope of a better life. Regina begins to believe the book is preventing her happy ending as she is illustrated as a villain. Regina locates the author after discovering he is trapped within the book. Isaac escapes from her after being let out by Emma Swan. Attempting to create a new quill, he is approached by Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) who forces him to write a new book entitled "Heroes and Villains".

All the residents apart from Henry are sucked into the book into a parallel universe. Within this version of events, Regina begins to die after being attacked by Rumplestiltskin. Emma demands that Isaac save her and return them to their original world. However, Isaac informs her that he is not the Author anymore. With this, Henry retrieves his quill discovering he is the next Author. Using Regina's blood, Henry undoes Isaac's work and returns the characters back to Storybrooke. Isaac attempts to escape the town, but is arrested by Mary Margaret and David (Prince Charming) as confirmed on Adam Horowitz' Twitter account.

Merlin N/A Elliot Knight
Jonathan Adams (voice)
4, 5 7 Deceased
Merlin is a powerful sorcerer originating from Camelot. He is served by his Apprentice.

In his early life, Merlin trekked through the desert with an unnamed companion until they come across the Holy Grail. When his companion disintegrated upon touching the Grain, Merlin finds himself approved by the Holy Grail where he gains magic and immortality. He first discovered his magic by turning the desert into a forest. 500 years later, Merlin takes on a young boy as his Apprentice and creates a special box that contains a hat, which can absorb and accumulate magic. As a safeguard, only those who have overcome the Darkness can open it.

Merlin later met Nimue, when he learns that her village of Oxleigh was attacked by Vortigan. The two fall in love where Merlin reveals the traits of the Holy Grail. In order to combat Vortigan and remove his immortality, Merlin headed to the place where the Stolen Flame is held and used it to remake the Holy Grail into Excalibur. When Vortigan attacks and seemingly kills Nimue. Merlin confronts Vortigan, until his heart is ripped out by Nimue (who drank from the Holy Grail). Though Merlin tells Nimue to spare Vortigan, Nimue kills Vortigan anyway which transforms her into the first Dark One. After Nimue breaks the tip off of Excalibur and steals the spark of the Stolen Fire, Merlin remakes the tip into the Dark One's Dagger, binding Nimue's spirit to it.

Eventually, Merlin uses the Dark One's Dagger to summon Nimue, where he tries to kill her. But after failing to do so, Nimue takes the Dagger and uses one of Merlin's tears to transform him into a tree.

The Darkness is later taken in by certain individuals including Gorgon the Invincible, Zoso, and more prominently Rumplestiltskin, who both attempt to gain freedom by cleaving themselves from the dagger unsuccessfully by stealing the box from the Apprentice. For eons, Merlin and his Apprentice choose an "Author" to witness and record the events that occur around them.

While still trapped in tree form, Merlin gives a young King Arthur the prophecy of Excalibur.

The Apprentice later speaks with Merlin. He tells Merlin that he has trapped the current Author Isaac Heller into the book after he made him harm Maleficent's child. Merlin tells the Apprentice that he can't undo what has already been done and remarks that the fate of the child and the fate of Snow White and Prince Charming's child are bound together as they always have been.

Some time later through unknown means, Merlin appears in the Land Without Magic. Posing as an usher during the filming of The Sword in the Stone, Merlin instructs a confused young Emma Swan to not take Excalibur from its stone when she has the opportunity to do so.

In the town of Storybrooke, Merlin owns a mansion containing his hat, a hidden portal door to Arendelle, and a secret room containing blank storybooks similar to the ones used by each Author. When the Dark One's powers escape from Rumplestiltskin, an older Emma takes them in as a sacrifice, causing the town's residents to travel to Camelot in order to locate Merlin and save her.

The inhabitants of Camelot inform them that Merlin prophesized their coming, telling them only a savior can free Merlin from his entrapment in a magical tree in the kingdom. Thanks to a teardrop obtained by Regina and Emma (who used Violet to break Henry's heart in order to obtain it), Merlin was freed and begins helping Emma in her attempt to free her from the darkness. He starts by helping David's group infiltrate the dungeon to take out the guards and free Lancelot and Merida.

Merlin takes Emma to where the spark of the Stolen Fire was last used and has her summon the spirit of Nimue using the Dark One's Dagger. After overcoming Nimue's influence, Emma and Merlin then return to the diner. On the way back, Zelena had tethered Merlin to Excalibur using a spell and summoned Merlin to his side. Again and again, Merlin tries to talk sense into Arthur, who is still furious at the sorcerer for giving him a false prophecy and a broken sword. Though Merlin says he can help him unite the sword with the dagger and repair everything that was lost, Arthur believes there is no going back and he doesn't want Merlin to have all the glory. Smugly, Arthur then orders him to render the heroes powerless and send them away.

After Emma frees King Arthur's captives enough for King Arthur and Zelena to get away, Merlin is present when Emma tries to unite Excalibur and the Dark One's Dagger. During this time, Captain Hook's wound he sustained from helping to fight King Arthur opens up. As Emma heals it, Merlin states that any wound caused by Excalibur cannot be fully unhealed causing Emma to teleport herself and Captain Hook away. Merlin then feels his tethering to Excalibur fading, as the Darkness within him is transferred into Hook via Excalibur, knowing that it isn't good.

After Captain Hook becomes another Dark One, Merlin sends Sir Lancelot to find the Lady of the Lake. While in Granny's Diner, Merlin foresees what will happen and prepares a recorded message. His message is cut off when he senses Captain Hook come in. Captain Hook then rips out Merlin's heart as the Darkness in Captain Hook's head changes form from Rumplestiltskin to Nimue. Despite Emma's attempted intervention, Captain Hook crushes Merlin's heart at Nimue's tempting, in order to enact another Dark Curse to return to Storybrooke and take revenge on Mr. Gold.

When the group was back in Storybrook through some way, Henry threw the magical toadstool into the cauldron where a pre-recorded message from Merlin is played telling them to find Nimue, the only person capable of helping them defeat the Dark One in the event that something bad happens to him. Before he can say anything more, he sees the Dark One coming, prompting the remaining part of the message to be cut off.

King Arthur N/A Liam Garrigan
Webb Baker Hayes (younger)
5 9 Alive
King Arthur resides in the kingdom of Camelot. As a young boy, his dream was to become a great king because of a prophecy he heard from Merlin. He successfully pulls Excalibur from its stone, finding the tip (the Dark One's dagger) missing, which would become his endless obsession, neglecting his own knights, his kingdom, and even his wife Guinevere. After Lancelot left, he used the same sand to turn Camelot into a castle.

Some time later, Arthur brings the residents of Storybrooke to Camelot, and assists them in finding Merlin. He even joins David in finding a toadstool and makes him a member of the Round Table, replacing a supposedly deceased Lancelot, but turns out that Arthur has his own agenda by keeping the toadstool for himself in order to save the kingdom. He is also a manipulator as he soon discovers that Emma is the Dark One from Mary Margaret and David and upon learning about Guinevere's feelings for Lancelot. King Arthur later confronts Mary Margaret and Sir Lancelot in the Vault of the Dark One where he claims the Dark One's Dagger only to find it is fake. David arrives and was able to capture King Arthur. While at the diner when handcuffed, Guinevere and the rest of King Arthur's knights arrive where David and Mary Margaret are bewitched to serve King Arthur and Sir Lancelot is thrown into the dungeon. Merlin is foiled by Emma and Regina upon freeing Merlin, who warned Arthur that as long as Excalibur is separated he can not stop Merlin.

King Arthur later confronts Mary Margaret and Sir Lancelot in the Vault of the Dark One where he claims the Dark One's Dagger only to find it is fake. David arrives and was able to capture King Arthur. While at the diner when handcuffed, Guinevere and the rest of King Arthur's knights arrive where David and Mary Margaret are bewitched to serve King Arthur and Sir Lancelot is thrown into the dungeon.

When David and those with him infiltrate Camelot's castle in an attempt to claim Excalibur and the Dark One's Dagger, Zelena had captured Mary Margaret and sided with King Arthur. Using a spell, Zelena tethers Merlin to Excalibur and King Arthur summons him to his side. Again and again, Merlin tries to talk sense into Arthur, who is still furious at the sorcerer for giving him a false prophecy and a broken sword. Though Merlin says he can help him unite the sword with the dagger and repair everything that was lost, Arthur believes there is no going back and he doesn't want Merlin to have all the glory. Smugly, Arthur then orders him to render the heroes powerless and send them away.

King Arthur and the other residents of Camelot are later transported to Storybrooke when Captain Hook evokes the Dark Curse as part of his plan to get revenge on Mr. Gold.. However, it is revealed that Arthur has known of Emma being the Dark One. He plans on overthrowing an established peaceful community for the sake of desiring power and making Storybrooke the new Camelot. He explained to the residents that Emma might use the reunited Excalibur to snuff out either the dark or light magic.

When Regina plans to contact Merlin, King Arthur goes in alone to do it and throws the toadstool into the fire and claimed that he wasn't able to get through. Though King Arthur was unaware that magical toadstools don't burn.

He is later locked up, with David mockingly pointing out that Arthur is upset because he's not important anymore. Arthur's insanity is likely lifted after excalibur vanishes; with nothing else to do, he likely began to think about his actions.

Merida N/A Amy Manson 5 6 Alive
Merida is the queen of DunBroch.[99]

Emma finds Merida where they compete for a wisp. While Emma wants to obtain the wisp to find Merlin, Merida wanted the wisp to save DunBroch. Merida states that wisps can be found in the Hill of the Stones. She also made a reference to having encountered witches and bear curses. Merida states that her father has passed and she has been made queen where she needs the wisp to find her brothers who have been kidnapped by the United Clans. The manifestation of Rumplestiltskin's Dark One form wants Emma to betray and kill Merida. During the confrontation at the Hill of the Stones after Emma whispers to the wisp, Merida tells Emma that she heard her voice talking in her sleep. Emma tries to fight the temptation to take Merida's life as she catches Merida's arrows. Emma successfully pulls out Merida's heart only for David, Mary Margaret, Regina, and Captain Hook to show up. Thanks to Captain Hook, Emma fights the temptation and spares Merida from getting her heart destroyed. The wisp returns where Merida decides to show mercy to the United Clans when she finds them as she heads out to find the United Clans.

Merida is later caught and jailed by Arthur. She later meets Lancelot in the dungeon where they make an alliance to take down the King.

In Storybrooke upon being brought there by the Dark Curse, Merida became a minion for Emma as she has her heart in order to train Mr. Gold to become heroic enough to release Excalibur, and at the same time use him in order to kill Emma.

Guinevere N/A Joana Metrass
Dalila Bela (younger)
5 9 Alive
Guinevere the wife of King Arthur who resides in Camelot. As a young girl, she believed in Arthur's dreams of becoming a king, and upon returning with Excalibur she became his wife. Unfortunately, she would become neglected by Arthur's obsession with Excalibur, resulting in her falling for Lancelot. The two even went on a mission to seek out the Dark One's dagger. Thanks to a deal made by Rumplestiltskin, she traded the gauntlet in exchange for the magical sands that came from the sap of a tree that is found on Avalon.

When Arthur finds out about her feelings for Lancelot, he takes the sands and uses it on Guinevere to make her follow his orders. She then uses the sand on David and Mary Margaret so they can follow Arthur's orders.

Sir Lancelot N/A Sinqua Walls 2, 5 6 Alive
Sir Lancelot is one of King Arthur's knights of the round table and the son of the Lady of the Lake. During his tenure, Lancelot witnesses Arthur free Excalibur from its stone, though abandons his place on the Round Table after falling in love with Arthur's wife Guinevere, this after they went on a quest to find the dagger, which resulted in a deal with Rumplestiltskin that Lancelot was against.

After leaving Camelot, he became a servant of King George under the alias of "Leviathan." Under the orders of King George, Lancelot captures Snow White and brings her to him, unintentionally allowing King George to curse her with water that makes her barren forever, with no chance of producing children. Lancelot revisits Snow, mentioning that he had no knowledge of the water's content. Using the remnants of the water in Lake Nostos, Lancelot is able to undo the curse on Snow White.

Lancelot was later seen in the protected area of the Enchanted Forest that was unaffected by the Dark Curse. This Lancelot was actually Cora in disguise. The ruse is exposed by Mary Margaret (Snow White) as Cora claimed that she killed Lancelot.

Lancelot turns up alive. At some point, he returns to Camelot and sneaks into King Arthur's castle. During the night where David is bestowed the Siege Perilous seat by Arthur, Snow White goes out to the hallway to calm down her crying baby son where she sees a shadowy figure walk past. When she calls out to the person, Lancelot steps out much to her astonishment. He assures her it is truly him. After putting aside the story of his struggles, Lancelot warns her about a villain that is currently in the castle. At first, Snow assumes he is speaking about Emma (who is now the Dark One). Instead, Lancelot reveals that King Arthur is the villain and Camelot is not what it seems.

When Arthur found out that Lancelot was alive and confronted him and Mary Margaret in the Dark One's Vault, David found out where the suspicions towards King Arthur were confirmed. When the rest of the Knights arrive at Granny's to help King Arthur, Lancelot also discovered that Guinevere was under Arthur's command thanks to the sand dust that was used on her by King Arthur. Lancelot is locked up in the dungeon where he meets Princess Merida as they both plan to find a way to defeat King Arthur. Both of them are freed by David's group with the help of Merlin.

Following Captain Hook being tethered to Excalibur, Merlin sends Sir Lancelot to the Lady of the Lake.

Violet N/A Olivia Steele-Falconer 5 3 Alive
Violet is the daughter of Sir Morgan. She is an avid horse rider, hoping to follow in her late mother's footsteps as a champion horseback rider. She becomes Henry's crush when they first meet in Camelot sharing a passion for music. She also played a part in Emma's quest to free Merlin in Camelot by using her to break Henry's heart so she can obtain Henry's teardrop in order to free Merlin.

When Violet is among the Camelot citizens to end up in Storybrooke, Henry develops a crush on her again. Her horse Nicodemus goes missing until Henry manages to catch him. He returns Nicodemus to Violet during the town party impressing Sir Morgan. Sir Morgan departs with Nicodemus to the stables while Henry and Violet share a kiss.

Hades N/A Greg Germann 5 N/A Unknown
Hades is the ruler of the Underworld. He is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time.

Guest Characters[edit]

Land With Magic Character Land Without Magic Character Portrayer Featured episode(s) Status
Cinderella Ashley Boyd Jessy Schram 1.04, 1.12, 4.07 Alive
Jessy Schram
Cinderella, nicknamed Ella, was originally a maid who wished to attend the royal ball. She meets Rumplestiltskin after he kills her fairy godmother, and offers her a contract: her wish in exchange for something she will have in the future. She signs without reading the contract and attends a ball where she meets Prince Thomas. The two fall in love and marry. However, Rumplestiltskin later reminds Ella of the contract and informs her that he wants her first-born child. When she discovers she is pregnant, she attempts to run away. However, Thomas and Prince Charming devise a plan to capture Rumplestiltskin. The plan succeeds, but Thomas disappears. Rumplestiltskin vows that she will never see Thomas again until the contract is fulfilled.[57]

In Storybrooke, she is 19-year-old Ashley Boyd, a single, pregnant maid. The baby's father Sean Herman (Prince Thomas) is forbidden to see Ashley by his father Mitchell leading to Mitchell arranging for Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to pay Ashley in exchange for the baby. She originally agrees to the exchange, but later decides to keep her child. She attempts to flee town but goes into labor at the city limits. Emma Swan brings her to the hospital, where she gives birth to a daughter and reunites with Sean. Emma agrees to be in-debt to Mr. Gold if Ashley is allowed to keep the baby.[57] Ashley and Sean are later engaged. A few years later, Ashley begins teaching parenting classes in Storybrooke.

Prince Thomas Sean Herman Tim Phillipps 1.04, 1.12 Alive
Prince Thomas is the husband of Cinderella, whom he meets after she makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin. During their wedding reception, Rumplestiltskin informs Cinderella that he owes her her first-born child in exchange for her lavish life. Thomas comforts a frightened Cinderella, devising a plan with Prince Charming to capture Rumplestiltskin. The plan succeeds, but Thomas disappears, with Rumplestiltskin vowing that she will never see Thomas again until the contract is fulfilled.[57]

In Storybrooke, he is Sean Herman, a cannery worker who is forced by his father Mitchell to leave Ashley after she falls pregnant. Sean eventually decides to go against his father's wishes and visits Ashley to reconcile with her and to see his new-born daughter. A few months later, he proposes to Ashley and the pair are engaged.[57]

Gus Billy Jarod Joseph 1.04, 1.05, 1.19, 2.07, 2.17 Deceased
Gus is a domestic mouse who lives in the pantry of Cinderella's house in the Enchanted Forest. He is one of Cinderella's only friends, along with Jaq and the other mice. In Storybrooke, he becomes a human named Billy, a car mechanic, who shows an interest in Ruby Lucas (Red Riding Hood) but is denied a date, unaware of the reason being her werewolf persona. Billy is later found dead, apparently murdered by Red in her wolf form. David Nolan (Prince Charming) however discovers his adoptive father, Albert Spencer (King George), gruesomely murdered him, leaving doctored evidence that Red was responsible, because he wanted David to look irresponsible of the town's safety.[72]
Prince James N/A Josh Dallas 1.06, 2.13 Deceased
Prince James is the twin brother of Prince "Charming" David and son of King George.

When George's kingdom struggles financially, James and his lover Jacqueline "Jack" trick Anton the Giant by stealing treasure from his beanstalk home.[100] He later competes in a battle which ends in a mutual kill, causing George to use his twin brother David to pose as him in order to save the kingdom.[21]

Ruth N/A Gabrielle Rose 1.06, 2.03, 4.02 Deceased
Ruth is the late mother of twin brothers Prince James and Prince "Charming" David.

When James is killed in battle, Ruth tries to convince her second son, shepherd David, to marry King Midas' daughter in order to save their farm. She tells David of James whom he originally had no knowledge of, informing him that she gave him away as an heir to King George to keep their farm. George later forces David to pose as James and marry Princess Abigail in order to unite the kingdom. Ruth gives David her wedding ring to pass on to his true love, Snow White.[21] Ruth is later shot by a poisoned arrow from George's knights when David arranges to meet his mother. David, Snow and Lancelot attempt to cure her with the water of Lake Nostos, but unbeknownst to them, she instead gives Snow the healing water to make her fertile again following King George's potion. As her dying wish, Ruth witnesses Snow marry her son, before passing away.[71]

King Midas N/A Alex Zahara 1.06, 3.21 Unknown
King Midas is the father of Princess Abigail, who possesses powers to turn all he touches to gold. Due to this he accidentally transforms his daughter's true love Fredrick into a statue whilst protecting him. After a dragon terrorizes Midas' kingdom, he enlists King George's son James to kill the creature. After James is killed, his twin brother David takes his place, slaughtering the dragon, leading Midas to offer David his daughter's hand in marriage. However, Abigail chooses to marry a now human Frederick, for love, while David weds Snow White.[21]
Zoso N/A Brad Dourif 1.08, 4.04 Deceased
Zoso was an unmatched sorcerer who was The Dark One before Rumplestiltskin. He used his powers to have parents send their children to fight in the Ogre Wars. However, Zoso was only a slave to the Duke (who wielded The Dark One's dagger which enabled anyone who possessed it to control him) that resided in the frontlands. Seeking freedom from the Duke, Zoso manipulates Rumplestiltskin while in the form of a beggar by telling him to burn down the Duke's castle and steal The Dark One's dagger. After the objectives are filled, Rumplestiltskin stabs him with the dagger, killing him, which allows Rumplestiltskin to become the new Dark One.[29]
King Leopold N/A Richard Schiff (older)
Eric Lange (younger)
1.11, 1.18, 3.18 Deceased
King Leopold is the father of Snow White and the husband of Queen Eva. He later marries Regina, his new and second wife.

As a Prince, Leopold meets Cora after she is betrayed by Jonathan, a man claiming to be a Prince. The two form a strong bond until Cora learns he is engaged to Princess Eva, who informs Leopold of her secret child, leading him to remove Cora from his kingdom. Becoming King, Leopold marries Eva and the two have a daughter named Snow White, though Eva later dies after being poisoned by Cora. The latter later sets up her daughter Regina marrying Leopold by getting Regina to save Snow's life.[67] Upon finding the Genie's lamp, he cannot think of anything he desires, so instead frees the Genie and invites him to his castle to work with him. These actions end in disaster when the Genie falls in love with Regina and plots to kill the King to free her from the loveless marriage. The Genie places poisonous vipers from Agrabah in the King's bed, killing him.[4]

Sir Maurice Moe French Eric Keenleyside 1.12, 2.04, 3.22, 4.06 Alive
Sir Maurice is the ruler of a kingdom and Belle's father. He enlists Rumplestiltskin to save his people from the Ogre's War; he agrees on the condition that Belle must leave her family and become the caretaker of his estate. Maurice declines, but Belle agrees to the bargain.[31]

In Storybrooke, he is Moe French, a florist. Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) repossesses the shop's van, leading to Moe robbing his house and being beaten viciously.[31] After the curse is broken, Moe begins to search for Belle, hiring Mr. William Smee to locate her. Initially they are reunited, but when Moe learns that Belle still has feelings for Rumplestiltskin, he tries to send her across town lines in order to have her forget him. After Gold rescues Belle, she tells both him and her father that she wishes to never see them again.[87] Belle and Moe later reconcile and Moe gives his blessing for Belle to marry Mr. Gold.

Daniel N/A Noah Bean 1.18, 2.05 Deceased
Noah Bean
Daniel was a stable boy at Regina's home when she was a teenager. He gave her riding lessons and was also her secret lover. After Regina saves a young Snow White's life, King Leopold proposes to her. To avoid the unwanted marriage, Regina devises a plan to run away with Daniel, but Cora kills him upon learning of their relationship from Snow White.[67] After Regina learns basic magic, she uses a preservation spell on Daniel's body, keeping him in a glass case and dedicating her time to finding a way to bring him back to life. Jefferson brings Dr. Victor Frankenstein to her from his world and he performs an experiment on Daniel's body, failing. It is later revealed that he failed on purpose as part of a deal with Rumplestiltskin, who wanted Regina to give into her dark side.

After the curse in Storybrooke is broken, Dr. Whale (Victor Frankenstein) wishes for Regina to return him to his world. In order to persuade her, he attempts the experiment on Daniel again, this time succeeding. However, the pain of resurrection turns Daniel into a "monster" who rips off Whale's arm. During a brief moment of painful lucidity, Daniel tells Regina to forget their love and "love again", before lapsing back into psychotic behaviour and attempting to attack her; a heartbroken Regina turns Daniel to dust.[101]

Anton N/A Jorge Garcia 2.06, 2.13, 2.19 Alive
Jorge Garcia
Anton is a Giant based on the giant that was featured in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Prior to the curse, Anton resided in a realm of giants which could only be accessed through a large beanstalk. His brothers Abraham and Arlo referred to him as "Tiny" and often mocked his love for knowing more of the outside world. In retaliation, he journeyed down the beanstalk and befriended Prince James and his lover Jack, who give Anton a piece of mushroom from Wonderland that shrinks him to human size. Jack tells Anton James' kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy and needs money. Anton offers to give them treasure from his home, however, they betray him and lead an army to fight against the Giants, ultimating in the death of all their kind except for Anton. He develops a hatred towards humans for what happened to his family.

Years later after the Evil Queen's curse is broken, Emma Swan and Captain Hook journey up the beanstalk to retrieve a magic compass. He attempts to attack them, but Emma pleads with him that she needs the compass to get back to her son. He reluctantly gives the compass to Emma, stating that all humans are alike. However, Emma responds by stating that he is wrong to generalize.[102]

Back in Storybrooke, Captain Hook reveals that Cora shrunk Anton to bring him to the new land. Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) restores his giant size, and he rampages through Storybrooke, attempting to kill David, who he mistakes for James. However, when the magic wears off, he falls into a pit. David rescues him, convincing him to trust them all. Anton reveals to the group that he owns a magic bean and works with the Seven Dwarfs to harvest beans as portals until Regina destroys them at the time when Greg and Tamara have infiltrated Storybrooke.[100]

Queen Eva N/A Rena Sofer (adult)
Eva Bourne (young)
2.15, 2.16, 3.18 Deceased
Rena Sofer
Queen Eva is the deceased mother of Snow White and the first wife of King Leopold.

As a Princess, Eva is spoiled and selfish, forced into an arranged marriage to Prince Leopold, who simultaneously falls in love with Cora. However, Eva learns of Cora's secret child with Jonathan, a man claiming to be a Prince, and informs Leopold, leading him to remove Cora from his kingdom.

She later trips Cora during her visit to King Xavier causing Eva to fly into a "rage". As a changed, mature adult, she teaches her daughter, Snow White, kindness, respect for service, and to avoid dark magic. She unexpectedly falls ill before Snow's birthday. The Royal Doctor cannot heal her, so her servant Johanna informs Snow that she should talk to the Blue Fairy. The fairy offers Snow a magic candle which would save the life of her mother at the cost of another's life. She refuses the candle which pleases Eva, who eventually dies. Following the Queen's funeral, the "Blue Fairy" is revealed to be Cora in disguise. Over the corpse of Eva, she confesses to poisoning her in order to place Regina on the throne as well as to turn Snow White evil.[103]

When Snow White was possessed by Cora's ghost as part of Regina's plan to get answers about Zelena, Snow White learned of her mother's dark past.

Sheriff of Nottingham Keith Wil Traval 2.19, 4.17, 4.20 Unknown
The Sheriff of Nottingham was once humiliated by Robin Hood who then stole his love Maid Marian, turning him into an alcoholic.[93] Cora later encountered the Sheriff of Nottingham while looking for Robin Hood to please her daughter Regina. Upon being unable to find his location, Cora had the Sheriff of Nottingham pose as Robin, though Regina discovers the ruse and locked him up in one of her dungeons. Cora later teleported him out of the dungeon when confronted by Regina.

In Storybrooke, he is Keith, a frequent patron of The Rabbit Hole bar. He meets Lacey (Belle) and later goes on a date with her. Unaware that Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) and Belle are a couple, Keith is beaten by Gold.[93]

The Darling Family
The Darling Family consists of Wendy, John, Michael, Nana, and Mr. and Mrs. Darling. Baelfire intended to go to the Land Without Magic, but instead, he arrives in a London, England theme world. somewhere in the Magic Universe. As a poor street urchin, Bae breaks into The Darling Family's house, stealing bread. Once aboard The Jolly Roger in Neverland, Baelfire protests to Captain Hook that he wishes to be returned to The Darlings as he views them as his real family.[36]
Wendy Darling N/A Freya Tingley 2.21, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10 Alive
Freya Tingley
Wendy Darling is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. Baelfire is discovered by Wendy upon arriving in London, England, who offers him shelter secretively. Wendy is later caught by her parents, who decide to adopt him. The children tell Bae of a mysterious shadow that comes to their window every night with the ability to transport them to the magical world of Neverland. Having had his life torn apart by magic in the Enchanted Forest, Bae tells them to ignore The Shadow. Despite this, Wendy departs with the creature to Neverland.[70] The day after her departure, Wendy tells of Neverland, saying that The Shadow let her return as she was a girl, promising to come back for her brothers. That night, the children unsuccessfully create traps to protect themselves, leading Bae to sacrifice himself to The Shadow.[70]

Wendy is later shown to be a prisoner of Peter Pan in Neverland, who is using an adult John and Michael to head to Storybrooke and prevent Belle and Ariel giving Mr. Gold Pandora's box, which he and Regina are seeking in order to defeat Pan in exchange for Wendy's freedom. Pan later forces Wendy to pretend to be ill to Henry in order for him to harness his belief in magic, before she is returned to her cage. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan.[104] Wendy is later saved by Bae, and in return she informs him and the rest of the group of Pan's intentions to kill Henry. She is then rescued and escapes Neverland en route to be reunited with her brothers.[38] Upon their reunion in Storybrooke, The Darlings return to London.

John Darling N/A Matt Kane (adult)
William Ainschough (child)
2.21, 3.07, 3.09, 3.10 Alive
John Darling is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. As a child, he lives with his sister Wendy and brother Michael. Baelfire saves him and his family from being taken to Neverland by Peter Pan's Shadow.

As an adult, he was ordered to retrieve the infant Henry by Peter Pan in Storybrooke, but failed after Regina decides to keep him after her initial struggle.

Years later, John returns to Storybrooke with Michael before Belle casts a cloaking spell around the town which damaged the rear of their car. He and Michael find Belle and Ariel in Mr. Gold's shop and retrieve Pandora's Box from them, revealing that they were sent by Peter Pan to prevent the two giving the item to Mr. Gold. Belle and Ariel later stop the pair from destroying the box with a dwarf axe. It is then revealed that the brothers wanted to destroy the object in a deal to save Wendy, who is being held prisoner by Peter Pan in Neverland. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan.[104] After the Darlings are reunited in Storybrooke, the siblings return to London.

Michael Darling N/A James Immekus (adult)
Benjamin Cook (child)
2.21, 3.07, 3.09, 3.10 Alive
Michael Darling is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. As a child, he lives with his sister Wendy and brother John. Baelfire saves him and his family, from being taken to Neverland by Peter Pan's Shadow.

As an adult, he was ordered to retrieve the infant Henry by Peter Pan in Storybrooke, but failed after Regina decides to keep him after her initial struggle. Years later, Michael returns to Storybrooke with John before Belle casts a cloaking spell around the town which damaged the rear of their car. He and John find Belle and Ariel in Mr. Gold's shop and retrieve Pandora's Box from them, revealing that they were sent by Pan to prevent the two giving the item to Mr. Gold. Belle and Ariel later stop the pair from destroying the box with a dwarf axe. It is then revealed that the brothers wanted to destroy the object in a deal to save Wendy, who is being held prisoner by Peter Pan in Neverland. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan.[104] After the Darlings are reunited in Storybrooke, the siblings return to London.

Merry Men
The Merry Men are a group of men that work with Robin Hood to steal from the rich and help the poor.
Little John N/A Jason Burkart 3.03, 3.12, 3.20, 4.01, 4.16, 4.21 Alive
Little John is a member of the Merry Men. In an attempt to leave Storybrooke, he is turned into a flying monkey. Following Zelena's defeat, he is returned to his human form.
Friar Tuck N/A Michael P. Northey 3.12, 3.13, 3.18 Alive
Friar Tuck is a member of the Merry Men.
Roland N/A Raphael Alejandro 3.03, 3.13, 3.15, 3.18, 3.22, 4.01, 4.03, 4.08, 4.11, 4.16, 5.02 Alive
Roland is the son of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
Ariel N/A Joanna García Swisher 3.06, 3.07, 3.10, 3.17, 4.15 Alive
Joanna García Swisher
Ariel is a mermaid who is first seen saving Snow White, after she escapes from the Evil Queen Regina's knights by diving into waters from a high cliff. Ariel reveals that she can bear legs upon land for twelve hours according to the sea goddess Ursula's legend. To repay Ariel, Snow takes Ariel to a ball where she meets Prince Eric, a man whom Ariel saved a year prior after a shipwreck. Eric invites Ariel to travel with him, though Regina poses as Ursula to trick Ariel into giving Snow a bracelet that makes her a mermaid, in order for her to fulfill her wishes and escape to travel the world. However, Ariel discovers Ursula's true identity and stabs Regina after she attempts to kill Snow. Ariel returns to Eric's castle, only to have her voice stolen by Regina, being unable to communicate with him.[98]

Regina later summons Ariel to Neverland, revealing that mermaids can travel through realms. After restoring Ariel's voice, she promises to return her legs if she retrieves Pandora's Box from Mr. Gold's shop to defeat Peter Pan.[98] After she completes the quest, Regina gives her the ability to use both her legs and fins with a special bracelet, allowing her to continue her search for Eric in Storybrooke. With help from Belle, she finds Eric as a fisherman and the two reconcile. After Pan enacts his curse, Ariel, along with the other inhabitants, are returned to their original worlds.[39] It is later revealed that Eric was kidnapped by the pirate Blackbeard and sent to Hangman's Island. Ariel eventually finds a safe haven on the island with Eric. Sometime later Ariel gets accidently trapped inside a bottle with the Jolly Rodger by Elsa and is later freed by Hook and then helps him by bring Poseidon to Storybrooke.[105]

Prince Eric N/A Gil McKinney 3.06, 3.10, 3.17 Alive
Prince Eric is Ariel's true love whom he first meets following a shipwreck from which she saves him from. A year later, Ariel uses her legs to meet Eric at a ball. He remembers her from his dreams of the wreck, and invites her to travel with him. She later returns to him, only to find that the Evil Queen has stolen her voice, meaning she cannot communicate with him.[98]

Whilst summoning Ariel in Neverland, Regina (the Evil Queen) mentions that Eric was transported to Storybrooke, where she locates Ariel to in order to retrieve an item from Mr. Gold's shop.[98] Later, Eric is reunited with Ariel (who is now permanently human thanks to the spell on the special bracelet) in Storybrooke where she finds him working as a fisherman near the Storybrooke Docks. After Peter Pan enacts his curse, Eric, along with the other inhabitants, are returned to their original worlds.[39] It is later revealed that Eric was kidnapped by the pirate Blackbeard and sent to Hangman's Island, in a bid to steal the Jolly Roger from Captain Hook. Ariel later finds Eric and the two live together on the island.[105]

Walsh/Wizard of Oz/Flying Monkey N/A Christopher Gorham 3.12, 3.16, 3.20 Deceased
Walsh is a failed circus performer who found himself in the Land of Oz using the alias of the Wizard of Oz, a supposedly powerful sorcerer in the land. When Zelena requests the truth of her upbringing, she visits the Wizard who gives her a pair of slippers that send Zelena to the Enchanted Forest. Returning with knowledge of how her mother abandoned her in favor of her sister Regina, Zelena learns the truth about the Wizard's true identity. Though in a useless state, Zelena transforms Walsh into a Flying Monkey to serve in her revenge plot against Regina.[106] After Dorothy Gale supposedly defeats Zelena, she poses as the Wizard to send Dorothy back to Kansas using the pair of slippers.

In the real world, he appears in his original human form, as the owner of a furniture shop called "The Wizard of Oak." Sent by Zelena to New York City to persuade Emma Swan to stay away from her family in Storybrooke, he becomes her boyfriend. When Emma receives her pre-existing real memories from Hook, she realizes she must return to Storybrooke. When she declines Walsh's offer of marriage, he appears angered and transforms into his cursed flying monkey form. Emma fights off Walsh after he begins to attack her, pushing him from her apartment roof, unintentionally killing him.

Black Beard N/A Charles Mesure 3.17, 3.21, 4.09, 4.22 Unknown
Black Beard is a pirate captain, and enemy of Captain Hook. When Ariel angrily confronts Hook over her missing true love Prince Eric, Hook learns that Blackbeard is responsible. Ariel and Hook confront Blackbeard who states that he will inform them of Eric's whereabouts in exchange for the Jolly Roger ship and his life. Captain Hook chooses his ship and forces Blackbeard to walk the plank; Ariel however saves him.[105] Some time later, Anna and Kristoff visit Blackbeard requesting the Wishing Star. However, he is revealed to be in allegiance with Anna's sinister ex-lover Hans. Anna and Kristoff are then placed in a trunk and thrown aboard, though survive when they are transported to Storybrooke by Anna's sister Elsa. Returning to the Enchanted Forest, Anna and Elsa later arrest Blackbeard and his crew, and trap the Jolly Roger inside a bottle.
Dorothy Gale N/A Teri Reeves
Matreya Scarrwener (child)
3.20 Unknown
Dorothy Gale is a young girl from Kansas. Caught in her Kansas farmhouse during a raging cyclone, is swept away to Oz. Taken in by the protectors of Oz, the sisterhood of witches, she comes to view them as family. One night, she is confronted by Zelena, the Witch of the West, while getting water from a well. Zelena intends to get rid of Dorothy as she believes the girl is destined to usurp her seat in the sisterhood. In defense, Dorothy throws a bucket of water at Zelena; causing the witch to melt. Glinda, the Witch of the South, then appears to offer her to take Zelena's place as the Witch of the West, but Dorothy declines; wishing only to return home. With Glinda's help, she is taken to see the Wizard and given a pair of silver slippers to travel to any world. Dorothy thanks the Wizard and proceeds to click the slippers' heels three times to send herself home. Only after the girl's departure, Glinda discovers too late that Zelena masqueraded as the Wizard in order to usher Dorothy out of Oz.
Queen Gerda N/A Pascale Hutton
Ava Marie Telek (child)
4.01, 4.07, 4.10 Deceased
Queen Gerda is the former Queen of Arendelle, mother of Elsa and Anna, and sister to Ingrid and Helga. The youngest of the three sisters, Gerda seeks Rumplestiltskin's help in controlling Ingrid's magic. Unfortunately, after seeing Helga's destroyed frozen body, Gerda, realizing Ingrid, whether intentionally or not, killed Helga, exiles Ingrid into a magical urn. Gerda then requests a memory potion from Grand Pabbie to have Arendelle forget about the existence of Helga and Ingrid. Years later, Gerda and her husband leave on a mission to find a way to remove their daughter Elsa's powers, only to die in a shipwreck.
Grand Pabbie N/A John Rhys-Davies (voice) 4.01, 4.06, 4.07 Alive
Grand Pabbie is the king of the Rock Trolls that live in Arendelle.

After Gerda seals her sister Ingrid in a mystical urn following Ingrid's unintentional murder of her sister, she requests Grand Pabbie give her a memory potion for Arendelle to forget the existence of Helga and Ingrid. Gerda later dies in a shipwreck, leaving her daughters Elsa and Anna as orphans. When Belle visits Arendelle, Anna takes her to see Grand Pabbie to give her a stone that will restore her memories of her mother's death.

Prince Hans N/A Tyler Jacob Moore 4.03, 4.08, 4.09 Alive
Prince Hans is the archenemy of Queen Elsa and Anna from the Southern Isles who attempts to take over the kingdom of Arendelle.

Hans and his brothers locate a mystical urn to imprison Elsa within, though when Hans opens it, he unknowingly releases Ingrid (the Snow Queen), who freezes Hans. After thirty years, Arendelle awakens from Ingrid's frozen spell. Hans reunites with his brothers and becomes the new King of Arendelle, with his first act being to arrest Anna and her love Kristoff. Hans plans to send the pair to their deaths by throwing them into into the sea. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Elsa transports Anna and Kristoff to the town, saving them. Reunited, the trio return to Arendelle and banish Hans and his brothers, taking back the kingdom.

Knights of the Round Table
The Knights of the Round Table are a group of men that work for and assist King Arthur in Camelot. Most of his aids have been killed.
Sir Kay N/A Lee Majdoub (adult)
Ehren Kassam (young)
5.01, 5.04 Deceased
As a young boy, Sir Kay bullied Arthur that he would never pull Excalibur.

As an adult, he attempts to claim Excalibur from its stone in Camelot. Though he is unable to causing the spell to disintegrate him.

Sir Percival N/A Andrew Jenkins 5.01, 5.02, 5.04 Deceased
As a boy, Sir Percival witnesses the burning of a village at the hands of the Evil Queen Regina, ultimately killing his family by having her guards slaughter them. As an adult, he seeks his revenge upon the Storybrooke residents arrival in Camelot including a reformed Regina. Offering Regina a dance at King Arthur's ball, he attempts to kill her, instead stabbing Robin Hood. David (Prince Charming) intercepts Percival, killing him in self-defense. King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were devastated that Sir Percival would harm one of their guests.
Sir Morgan N/A Ryan Robbins 5.05 Alive
Sir Morgan is the father of Violet. When he meets Henry Mills in the stables upon him clumsily wielding a sword, Sir Morgan looks down on him stating that he would not be a good match for Violet. He then tells Henry to leave before he causes too much damage.

Sometime after the inhabitants of Camelot ended up in Storybrooke, Sir Morgan struggled to get Violet's horse Nicodemus after it had gone missing. Later that night, Sir Morgan takes Violet to the town party where Henry managed to get Nicodemus back to Violet. Sir Morgan was pleased at Henry returning Nicodemus sand states that he would be a good knight someday. Before he leaves to take Nicodemus back to the stables, he leaves Henry and Violet alone.

Nimue N/A Guy Fauchon (1st Time)
Caroline Ford (2nd Time)
5.05, 5.07, 5.10 Deceased
Nimue is a female who had befriended Merlin. She came to Merlin after Vortigan attacked her village looking for the Holy Grail. This led to Merlin converting the Holy Grail into Excalibur, Vortigan attacked and managed to stab Nimue and take the Stolen Flame. Then Merlin tried to attack Vortigan only for Nimue to grab Vortigan's heart upon drinking from the Holy Grail. Despite Merlin's pleas to spare Vortigan, Nimue crushed Vortigan's heart and the Stolen Flames were extinguished as Nimue becomes the first Dark One upon the spark being absorbed by her. Nimue took Excalibur and split the end off of it and left while claiming Vortigan's mask and cloak. Merlin later crafter the end into a dagger that could control her, only for her to take it from Merlin later and trap him in a tree.

At the sight of where the Stolen Flame was, Emma was advised by Merlin to use the Dark One's Dagger in order to talk to Nimue. Emma speaks to Nimue's spirit. Nimue tries to get Emma to kill Merlin as Emma tries to resist Nimue. Emma succeeds in resisting Nimue and rips out the spark that was in Nimue's heart. Before disappearing, Nimue states that she isn't dead and is living inside her with the other previous Dark Ones.

Nimue's spirit later appeared with Emma when she has gathered Excalibur and the Dark One's Dagger as the other Dark Ones before her show up. Using the spark from Nimue's heart, Emma unites the two weapons making the weapons one. Due to the temptation of Nimue, Rumplestiltskin, and the previous Dark Ones, Emma grabs Excalibur.

Upon getting the blood of Mr. Gold, Captain Hook is advised by Rumplestiltskin's temptation to stick his blood-coated hook into a specific pond which results in Nimue and the Dark Ones before Emma, Captain Hook, and Rumplestiltskin to return from the Underworld.

Triplet Brothers N/A Colton Barnert
Jordan Olson
Matthew Olson
5.06 Alive
The Triplet Brothers are the sons of King Fergus and Queen Elinor and brothers to Merida. After Merida became Queen, the other clans kidnapped the three brothers as they are displeased with a women being their leader. They were originally to kill the brothers, but were stopped by Merida using her bow and arrow skills. The brothers are eventually returned home to their mother.
Vortigan N/A Darren Moore 5.07 Deceased
Vortigan was a cloaked masked man who practiced dark magic. Vortigan destroyed Nimue's village of Oxleigh which led to her enlisting Merlin to help her. Merlin eventually figured out that Vortigan wanted to obtain the Holy Grail. While at the ruins of Nimue's village, Merlin sensed that Vortigan was on their trail. At the Flame of Prometheus, Nimue ripped out Vortigan's heart and crushed it, killing him for revenge of him destroying her village. She then claimed Vortigan's mask and cloak.
King Fergus N/A Glenn Keogh 5.09 Deceased
King Fergus is the husband of Queen Elinor, father of Merida and his triplet sons and former King of DunBroch. In a war against King Arthur and his knights, King Fergus was killed. Since then, his daughter, Merida, became Queen of DunBroch. Sometime later, the Witch gave Merida some magical ale to talk to her father from the Underworld.
Queen Elinor N/A Caroline Moraha 5.09 Alive
Queen Elinor is the wife of King Fergus and mother to Merida and her triplet sons. Years before the curse, she was cursed by the Witch, turned into a bear. The curse was later reversed by unknown means. Sometime after King Fergus' death, her daughter became Queen of DunBroch.
Witch N/A Lily Knight 5.09 Alive
The Witch is an old lady who possesses limited abiliy of magic in DunBroch.
Brennan Jones N/A Adam Croasdell 5.11 Deceased
Brennan Jones is the father of Liam Jones and Killian Jones and later to Liam.
Hercules N/A Jonathan Whitesell N/A Unknown
Hercules is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time.
Megara N/A Kacey Rohl N/A Unknown
Megara is an upcoming character in Once Upon a Time.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland[edit]

Creatures and races[edit]


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